I've been lucky enough to have been given a Magimix to replace my old mixer and I've been thinking of ways to use it more when I was scrabbling around in the freezer and found a bag of marmalade oranges. Could I? I wondered, use the Magimix to chop them up to make a batch of marmalade?
I halved the oranges and squeezed them as usual collecting the seeds and membranes, then I quartered the skins and then used the 2mm slicing disk to slice them into the bowl.
I then replaced the slicing disk with the blade and pulsed the blade until the peels had the consistency I was looking for. As I transferred them to the preserving pan I ran the pieces through my fingers to find any large pieces, which I chopped by hand, there were remarkably few of these. I soaked the peels and pips overnight and made the marmalade the next day.
Not only have retired my mixer I can now retire my hand cranked mincer
By using frozen oranges I find I don't need to boil the peel as long to soften it, consequently the amount of water needed is less.