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34 - To Preserve orenges


This is an excerpt from Delights for Ladies
(England, 1609)
The original source can be found at Kirrily Robert's website

34 - To preserve Orenges, after the Portugall fashion. Take Orenges and coare them on the side, and lay them in water: then boil them in faire water till they be tender: shift them in the boiling, to take away their bitternesse; then take sugar and boile it to the height of sirup as much as will cover them, & put your orenges into it, & that will make them take sugar. If you have 24 Oranges, beate 8 of them, till they come to paste, with a pound of fine sugar; then fill every one of the other orenges with the same, & so boile them againe in youre sirup: then there will be marmelade of Orenges within your Orenges, & it will cut like an hard egg.

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