I baulked at 4lbs of sugar.
Cu the sugar by a quarter - 3lbs instead of 4. Added lemon peel. Result was more runny but over time in jar it thickened. Gave good taste. Use for deserts as well as spreading.
It is as good as making marmalade from scratch.
As good as the real thing! I've spent hours preparing Seville oranges when in season and in my opinion it wasn't any better than Mamade. Lovely and zingy! I've been making it for years and wouldn't buy anything else.
Delicious Marmalade at Half the Price
This is the product my mum uses. I tried it and it is delicious! The taste is superb! I recommend using a little less sugar as it can be a bit sweet for some people. But first, make it as the instructions and decide for yourself
A very good standby.
Mamade is the fallback when you have no seville oranges, and is a reasonable alternative - though sweeter. The thick cut is my favourite. However, if only thincut is available I add thin sliced citrus peel pre simmered until tender and use the juice with the water to be added. I also put in a teaspoonful of powdered ginger and a good slosh of lemon juice which gives it more tang. Beet sugar is not as good as cane sugar because the marmalade seems to discolour very quickly. It is ready after 15 minutes if you get a good rolling boil on it.