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Marmalade, Cardamon and Pistachio Drizzle Cake

It’s marmalade time and the Seville oranges are already with us in the shops.  There is already a recipe for Seville Orange Marmalade  on this site if you feel the want to make some!  I thought it would be a good time to put on a recipe or two showing things to do with your marmalade other than spreading it on toast or making marmalade sandwiches! I made a start last year with Breakfast Martini  Mind you As I didn’t get any further with my marmalade alternatives it was obviously a bit more potent than I thought

This recipe is essentially a marmalade version of lemon drizzle cake and is full of the middle eastern flavours of pistachio and cardamon and orange blossom water    It is taken from the book Marmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook by Sandra Randell and  I have taken the liberty of tweaking it a very little bit   It is absolutely delicious, quick to make as it uses the all in one method and it is as easy to have a slice with a cup of coffee or tea or to serve with whipped cream/icecream for a pudding.  It is buttery, tangy, spicy and warming all at the same time and it transports easily should you be asked to bring a cake for anything or just need a slice for a packed lunch or picnic

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Seville Orange Marmalade

My husband loves marmalade on toast for his breakfast   Mind you he doesn’t object to it as a glaze over a baked ham or atop a steamed pudding either (though truthfully he likes all steamed puddings!).  But whilst we are at it, marmalade goes very well with both roast duck and roast pork as well which is useful to know  for those who have an allergy to onions as a dear friend of mine has.    I will add some recipes using marmalade during the next few weeks so you can see its versatility!

Some foods are steeped in our culture and in our personal histories. Marmalade is certainly one of them. From the moment you open the jar, that bitter sweet citrus smell that fills the air evokes memories. Mine are of my mother making marmalade in the 1960s whilst I watched perched on the top of the red kitchen steps judiciously placed at a safe distance (I was an inquisitive child!!)  Itwas the first preserve of the year and somehow it’s tangy flavour after all the rich Christmas flavours is just right Continue reading