Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Yes, I am aware that oranges are way past their season, but this was taken back in April and I am writing about it just now. Oh well. 
Oranges! I only like them in season, especially because I grew up having an orange tree and I am very well familiar with that flavor. When I first got home at the end of March/April, there were still oranges at the Market. 

Around the same time we were fortunate enough to receive a box from my mum's dear friend from Dubrovnik full of oranges, but bitter ones! Have you ever tried them? I cannot believe I didn't take a photo of them, but they look a lot like Clementines. In case you haven't tried them before, CAUTION, those things are bitter as hell. I tried a tiny bit of the rind and my mouth was numb for the next half an hour. But what makes a good marmalade then the one made from real bitter oranges? That's how the Brits like it and my family has been enjoying it so for years.  

The process of making orange marmalade is quite long; it requires slicing them super thin, soak in certain amount of water for 1 day, the second day you boil the oranges and water until is reduced by 50%, and the third day the sugar is added together with the orange seeds to gelatinize (put into a little pouch). Once desired consistency is reached, the marmalade is ready to put into hot/sterilized jars.
Once it's cooled you can put it on anything! Again, this bitterness is an acquired taste, but I love it! 

I found this recipe on Meandering Mango, because I have never tried olive oil brownies. The final product was just slightly sweet and had quite a different texture then a regular brownie. To me, the addition of unsweetened whipped cream and bitter orange marmalade was a winner! 
I don't think I will make it again, but so many people that tried it loved it! If you want to give it a shot, you can find the recipe HERE.


  1. Beautiful post and pictures, and the cake looks so delicious

  2. Tea, prekrasno izgledaju sve fotke, a posebno mi se dopada ova zadnja :)

  3. Are Croatian oranges Seville Oranges?