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Orange and chia seed marmalade


Sticking with the breakfast theme, this rich zingy marmalade is simple to make, free of refined sugar and, yes, positively good for you. Layer it on a piece of dark rye bread and let the sunshine fill your bones.


2 oranges
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 – 2 tablespoons of barley malt syrup

Wash the oranges and place them in a pan. Cover them with hot water, bring them to the boil and simmer for 1 ½ hours. Roughly chop and blend them up with the barley malt syrup. Taste for sweetness and adjust if necessary. Add the chia seeds and give the mixture a final pulse. Transfer to a glass jar and leave to stand for at least two hours, by which time the mixture will have thickened and reached a jam like consistency. This will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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  • Lizzy April 23, 2015, 8:28 am

    I’ve just made and bottled this liquid sunshine and keep going back to peek at it as it sets. I snook in a taste while it’s still hot – just glorious! My version is made with Mexican oranges and chia seeds, and with honey and a blob of coconut oil, both from the Yucatan peninsula… a native-and-proud version 🙂 Really excited to taste it later on. Thank you as ever for your gorgeous and heartfelt site. It’s such a treat to see what life is bringing you. With love xx

    • Loveday July 13, 2015, 1:03 pm

      How absolutely beautiful that sounds, Lizzy! Lovely to have such wonderful indigenous produce on hand. Enjoy that sunshine! x

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