10 May 2011
i'm kinda clueless when it comes to choosing grapefruits. i don't know how to determine which ones hv got ruby red flesh and which are the ones with yellow flesh. so the other day while randomly picking up grapefruits and then later on discovered that i've got some really beautiful ones with flesh almost as deeply colored as that of blood oranges, the 1st thing that came to mind was to make grapefruit marmalade!
since this is my 1st attempt at jam i made a few mistakes. i didn't shred the rind finely enough and i added too much of it. i also forgot to remove the membranes (?) that cover the flesh so i ended up with lotsa hard fibrous bits. lucky thing was that it was still very good and super easy to make. i only used two ingredients - grapefruit & sugar and didn't even use lemon or pectin since i read that citrus fruits already contain natural pectin and whatever thats cooked with that much sugar would surely reduce so there's no worry about the jam not setting. so yum its hard to go back to storebought again.
credit goes to eatdrinkchic for the lovely jam labels.