I love this book. I read it from front to back as soon as I opened it. Long after the family had left the Christmas present opening area, I remained, nestled on the couch in my snuggie poring over my book. Every few minutes I would yell out to someone, "Do you like marmalade?" or "Get over here and look at this picture!" or "Doesn't this (insert recipe name) sound delicious?" My father quickly remarked that my brother had unleashed a beast.
I love this book. As I picked up the giveaway copy today from Chapters and carried it home, I couldn't help but lament that I had to give it away. If anyone needs two copies of a cookbook, it is this cookbook. One to use and one to admire.
So, because I believe that everyone should own a copy of this book, I am doing my part and giving one away. I'm also celebrating my one-year anniversary of dedicating myself to this blog!
Please find the contest details below this "completely delicious, soft, bitter sweet-scented jam." As Diana Henry suggests, "use it on sliced brioche (watch it dribble over the edges). It's fabulous, too, spooned over cream to serve with bitter chocolate cake."
- 7 organic oranges
- 5 cups granulated sugar
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 tablespoons orange flower water, or more to taste
2. The next day, shred the peel as finely as you like. I left mine quite thick as I think it gives it a rustic feel, which makes me enjoy eating it more. Then, combine with the sugar, juice and lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Turn down and simmer for 30 minutes. Now add the orange flower water.
3. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes. Henry says that the recipe makes about 4 cups but mine made 5! Yes!!!
Absolutely glorious! I ate mine spooned into some porridge and then, later in the day, smeared on a croissant with butter. A huge fan of cooking with flower waters in general, I just loved the richness that the orange blossom water gave the jam.
And now on to the contest details...
1. I want to know your favorite type of jam or jelly! Let me know (and enter the contest) by:
- Commenting on this blog post.
- Following me on Twitter and tweeting your answer!
- Following me on Pinterest.
- Joining my mailing list.
2. Each thing you do gives you another entry.
3. This contest is open to residents of both the US and Canada (with the exception of Hawaii).
4. The contest closes on the last day of January, 2013.
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