Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Onion Marmalade

This recipe came to me at the weekend from the repertoire of the Amazing Cooking Catherine who has it from the Julia Child of Ireland- Darina Allen.

2oz butter
1 1/2 lb onions- thinly sliced
5 oz caster sugar (I used light brown, because I try not to do refined until it's white)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
7 tbsp sherry vinegar (I only had cider vinegar)
9 fl oz red wine
2 tbsp creme de cassis (great supermarket helpful lovely man very late at night!)

Melt the butter until it is nut brown, toss in the onions and the sugar; add salt and pepper; stir well. Cover and cook for 30 minutes over a gentle heat, stirring from time to time with a wooden spatula. Just time to do some ironing! Add vinegar, red wine and creme de cassis. Cook for 30 minutes uncovered, stirring regularly. Time to do slightly less ironing!

I am now looking out for little jars and thinking that this could have Christmas gift potential. At least, that is what I would be thinking if it was November. Official Strawberry Land point of thinking about Christmas. Not before! Unless it's Darina Allen...


Angela said...

Ooh! I just got given a load of onions. And I got some cassis in Lidl very cheaply the other month. I shall have to try this one. All I need is red wine! Thanks [aren't Darina and Rachel Allen such splendid cooks?]

Em and Lib said...

Looks delish! now all you need is to get the little ones to do the stirring for you - and they're on their way to being cooks!!

Gumbo Lily said...

Do tell how you will use the onion marmalade. I love anything onion. Will it go on broiled toast or in salads? I'm curious.


littlequeenie said...

Looks gorgeous!