Bermuda Orange Recipes
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Bermuda orange recipes contain one key ingredient that was used in very unique ways.
Bermuda oranges were valuable
The oranges were undeniably sweet. So sweet that it became valuable. So valuable that it was used to pay rents, lease lands and as a way to raise capital. The fruit was in abundant supply across the island along with lemons and grapefruits.
Oranges were on the brink of extinction
Back in the 1800s the valuable fruit was attacked by fruit flies on a major scale which coupled up with diseases to bring the fruit trees almost to the brink of extinction. Due to the lack of knowledge on how to kill off these pests hundreds of citrus tees on the island were lost. Today you can still find some citrus trees around the island.
Bermuda Sour Orange Marmalade
Cut 3 Bermuda oranges julienne and remove seeds. Soak the oranges in 1 quart of water for one day.
Boil until tender. Masure fruit and to one pound of pulp 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
Boil for 20 minutes while stirring constantly until desired firmness. Allow to cool before bottling.
Three Fruit Marmalade
- 3 Bermuda Oranges
- 1 Bermuda Grapefruit
- 3 Bermuda Lemons
Finely slice and chop each fruit. For every cup of fruit add 3 cups of water. Leave to Soak for a day.
After, boil the mixture for 15 minutes and allow to sit, for a day. Then to every cup of fruit add a cup of sugar.
Bring to a boil until the mixture turns to jelly.
Pour into sterilized jars.
Bermuda Orange Curd
- 5 grated Bermuda orange rinds
- 1 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- 4 cups of sugar
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup of margarine
Combine margarine, eggs, sugar and grated Bermuda orange rinds into a double boiler and cook over hot water. Continue to stir constantly until the margarine is melted.
Then add the orange juice and cook utnil mixture thickens. Remember to stir constantly but do not boil.
Once curd has cooled off pour into sterilized jars.
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