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    Red Onion Marmalade

    6 large onions, thinly sliced
    3 cups sherry or red wine vinegar
    3 cups sugar
    2-4 bay leaves
    20 black peppercorns, cracked (mixed ones work too)

    Place all ingredients in a non-reactive, thick-bottomed pan over low heat. Simmer until almost all liquid has evaporated and onions are translucent. Set aside to cool. Place in sterilised jars and seal. Will keep for up to six months.

    If you dont have red onions, normal ones will do just as well.
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    Thanks for this PW - am going to give it a go using white onions, seeing as I made a mess of my caramalised onion marmalade! Bernie
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    DDL, I made your caramelised onion marmalade with red onions and it was brilliant. I noted your instructions it would keep in the freezer for a month. Bit disappointing keeping time. Does anybody think it will keep longer or know why it would only keep a month. Or want to recommend an up tp date book on home freezing .

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    Alice
    A month seems a very short time in the freezer? I make Nigella Lawson's onion mush (similar thing I think, to replace use of onion in recipes during the winter) and I shall keep that for at least six months.
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    Thanks Sue. A month seemed a bit short to me. I think I'll go for it as I made quite a lot. The worst that can happen is we'll die - but I haven't heard of anybody dying from onions kept more than a month in the freezer. I still need to get a good up to date book on freezer keeping times. Anybody want to recommend one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
    I still need to get a good up to date book on freezer keeping times. Anybody want to recommend one.
    I've been hunting high and low for a good book on freezing too... I have one which has some helpful info in it, but it's from the late 70's and the photography is dreadful and the recipe's not much better...!
    It's called Cooking for your Freezer by Mary Berry
    http://www.greenmetropolis.com/book....ezer%20Cooking
    That's a link to it on Green Metropolis

    I think Mary Berry, and Marguerite Patten have both done books on freezing, might be worth a search?

    ***If you pet "Freezer" or "Freezing" into the book search on Green Metropolis, in the 'title' box, it comes up with loads of useful looking titles..***
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    I have 'The basic basics home freezing handbook' by Carol Bowen which I find really useful. It gives how to prepare to freeze info, storage times, defrosting tips etc - £7.99 ish.
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    Just had to say a HUGE thanks PW for the recipe! Ive made 12lbs of a slight variation of your idea today with - 6lbs marmalade last night, 6lbs marmalade thursday night!
    My slight variation is an onion chutney, using your recipe as the basis but adding (bearing in mind I doubled your quantities) packet sultanas, one peeled, chopped apple, 2 teasps pickling spice, 1 teasp dried chillies - it all tastes fab!
    Onion marmalade or chutney anyone? If anyone is in the Preston area and wants a jar - just let me know!
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