After testing out the Philips Jamie Oliver HomeCooker for a few weeks, the time came when I would have to give it back. Wanting to use it one last time, I decided I would test out if it was any good at making preserves. I made a cider marmalade, and yet again, that handy stirring function was the highlight. I know self stirring pots sound lazy, but man oh man are they convenient for laborious recipes that call for a lot of stirring.
This marmalade is quite sweet and would be perfectly paired with some cheese.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 500g brown onions
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 bottle (330ml) cider (I used Hunters Dry)
- Finely slice the onions.
- Set the Philips Jamie Oliver HomeCooker temperature to 130C, and place the stirring attachment in the pot.
- Set the timer for 17 minutes, add oil and onions and allow the onions to soften and go slightly translucent.
- Add the sugar, salt and apple cider vinegar and set the timer for a further 3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the bottle of cider, turn the temperature of the HomeCooker up to 250C and boil for 25 to 30 minutes until the mixture is thick and jammy.
- Transfer to a sterillised container and store in the fridge once cooled.