Orange & Star Anise Marmalade

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    450 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

  • About

Star anise lends a beautiful smokiness to this easy marmalade, a pleasant surprise in amongst the familiar flavours of sweet orange and bitter rind. As it simmers, your home will be filled with the delicious aromas of star anise and citrus fruit – it’s worth making it just for that.


  • 3–4 large oranges
  • 4 star anise
  • 225 g preserving sugar


  1. Put a couple of small plates into the fridge to chill; these are for testing the setting point of your marmalade.
  2. Roll the oranges around a little; this will help you juice them when they are peeled.
  3. Using a standard vegetable peeler, cut the peel from the oranges (so you take some of the white pith with the rind); you will need