A few posts back I talked about using pectolase to rid little mandarin oranges or clementines of the pith without all the hard work of using a paring knife. Well this evening I have started the experiment of using this technique to see if it is actually as good as they say it is.
I peeled about 20 little clementines and popped them into a separate bowl.
Once all prepared I got a bigger bowl and popped some water into the bowl and then dissolved about a teaspoon and a half of pectolase into the water to make the solution. I then popped them into the bowl. I have popped a plate on them to submerge them and then cling filmed the bowl and I shall have a look tomorrow night to see whether it has worked or not. Its worth a try as I managed to get 20 small clementines for £1 the bag. I am trying to keep them whole as I thought they would look good on the Christmas table served as a dessert in a Grand Marnier and sugar syrup - bottled and hot water processed of course.
We shall have to see how we go with them. I can but try.
I also have some Summer fruit jam on the bubble at the moment in my Jam pan. The fruit was a frozen mixture of blackberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries and blueberries and is a lovely rich colour. Just waiting to achieve the set at the moment but it will be lovely on croissants for breakfast. I love my croissants of a weekend so home made jam will be lovely or spread on a Victoria sponge with fresh cream. Now in the middle of the winter that would be a taste of summer.
Catch you soon.
I have checked the oranges this morning and the pith seems to be melting away being dissolved by the pectolase so I shall check it when I get home tonight. Then if it is successful I shall bottle the oranges in a Grand Marnier and sugar syrup.