Peach Cantaloupe Marmalade with Lavender
This is a marmalade that has a mild sweet taste .. with a hint of lavender.
Ingredients: Fruit (peaches, cantaloupe, oranges), Sugar, Citric Acid, Pectin, Lavender.
Sponge Cake or Pound Cake; 2 cups (500ml) Light Cream; 1/4 cup (60ml) Sugar; 4 Egg Yolks, Beaten; 1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla; 2 cups (500ml) Whipping Cream; 1 jar (250ml) canned Cherries Splashed with Brandy or plain; 1 jar (250ml) Bartlett Pears Splashed with Triple Sec; 1 jar (250ml) Lavender, Peach, and Cantaloupe Marmalade; 1 jar (250 ml) Raspberry jam
For the Custard: In saucepan, heat cream with sugar to low boil. Whisk egg yolks into heated cream. Cook over low heat whisking constantly until custard is smooth & slightly thickened. Stir in vanilla. Alternative: Prepare instant custard powder.
To Layer: Cut the cake into 2" x 2" squares. Spread with lavender marmalade and raspberry jam one side. In trifle bowl, first put a layer of cake with jam. Sprinkle cake with 1/4 cup (50ml) of syrup from one of the fruits. Next pour custard over the top. Repeat the layers once or twice.
Topping: Whip the cream & sugar together. Spread the whipped cream over the top layer. Garnish with cherries and pears.
Just tried this wonderful Marmalade! It is awesome, the taste of Spring in a jar! I gift a jar of jam, honey and marmalade to friends to give them a spark of joy during this Covid time.
It is such an inexpensive way to show love and connection.