marmalade making and Breakfast Week
This week, 24-30 January is national Breakfast Week; an initiative by Shake up your wake up to encourage us all to eat a healthy breakfast each day.
Some people struggle with eating breakfast, but not me.
I love breakfast.
Favourite breakfasts include:
a big bowl of creamy porridge
homemade granola with fruit and yoghurt
or if mr digandweed and I go out for brunch - Eggs Benedict
And at this time of year, buttery toast with Seville orange marmalade is delicious too.
The knobbly Seville orange, has a short season from the end of December to mid February and making marmalade has become an annual ritual for me.
This is my go-to recipe from Delia.
The only tedious part of the recipe is shredding the peel. This is where a willing helper is useful, however, mr digandweed was unavailable but in his absence I found radio 4 helped to pass the time
( and cutting the peel with kitchen scissors, was, I found, much quicker than chopping with a knife)
The result is a beautiful, vibrant preserve with a perfect sweet/sharp balance.
Enjoy with tea and toast - perfect for January mornings.