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Watermelon Marmalade

During summer watermelon is one of my favorite fruits.Cold, refreshing, full of water, it really makes me feel good.

But , there is a problem.

The size…

A normal watermelon is at about 12-16 kg.

And here in Greece we still buy one watermelon, not a slice like some of our good friends from other countries of Europe

Sometimes we cannot eat it.

3622_406825692686822_1489207512_nOne of these times i decided to prepare a marmalade. And the result was really good

You will need some hours to prepare it but it worth it.

start by cleaning the red part of the fruit from the seeds

Weight it and for every 1 kg of fruit add 300 grams sugar.

Let it stay for 1-2 hours ,so the water comes out.

Start boiling in high heat.

Boiling will take longer than usual jams because of the quantity of the water.

When you boil watermelon there is not a nice fruity smell coming out. It smells more like a boiled cucumber.

So, when the marmalade finally, after hours of boiling start to get thicker, add some rosewater to the mixture.

When the jam is thick seal it into hot sterilized jars.

You will have a wonderful marmalade for the winter

Watermelon marmalade has a deep red color, a crunchy feeling and because of the rosewater it smells awesome.

Try to make it and tell me your opinion.

I am sure you are going to love it

(The image of the jam is from  www.mrjuke.wordpress.com   and is prepared by me)

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