Yuzu Kokuto Marmalade

Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade 柚子黒糖マーマレード

Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード
I think I may have outdone myself here. Now I LOVE bread, and I LOVE butter and sugar and of course I LOVE yuzu. I put it all together. We made yuzushu (yuzu liqueur) recently and the yuzu fruit is only steeped for a short time and still has plenty of taste in it. So, for the first time I made marmalade and candied peel.

My First Try at Marmalade
Sorry, no detailed recipe here because I was just winging it. I used the fruit and half the peel of 7 beautiful yuzu and the juice of some leftover New Year’s citrus in the refrigerator and about 500 grams of kokuto. Oh, and a healthy shot of mugi shochu (only to find out that scotch whiskey marmalade has already been invented!).

Our Yuzushu article is here in case you missed it.

The ingredients: Yuzu and kokuto.

Yuzu – Japanese Citrus
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード

Kokuto – ‘Black’ Sugar from Okinawa
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード
(黒糖 can be read as kurozato or kokuto)

The Main Ingredient: Yuzu after making Yuzushu (Yuzu Liqueur)
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード
After steeping for about a week the yuzu fruit and peel is removed from the shochu. A sane person isn’t going to just throw this away! (I also made candied peel with half of the yuzu peel.)

Unfortunately I took no photos when I made this because it was really just an experiment. It turned out too well to not tell all you foodies about!

Yuzu Kokuto Marmalade
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード

The Best Bread in Kyoto. Period.
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード
(maybe the only bread in Kyoto) From an tasty but eccentric bakery in Nishijin, comes the best bread in Kyoto! Now this may not look particularly impressive, but in Kyoto, anywhere in Japan for that matter, real bread is a find!

Yuzu Kokuto Marmalade on Bread with Plenty of Butter
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード

Yuzu Kokuto Marmalade on Bread with Plenty of Butter
Yuzu Kokuto (Okinawa Brown Sugar) Marmalade  柚子黒糖マーマレード

How did it taste?
First off, my marmalade didn’t quite ‘set’, at least I think it didn’t. But I had cooked it down enough to be thick. As I had put a good deal of citrus juice that I juiced from old citrus in the refrigerator, the taste was very full-bodied and citrusy. The yuzu peel is thick and remains firm after several hours of cooking and retained it’s yuzu taste. I noticed that at room temperature, it tasted much better and fuller than straight out of the refigereator. Proportionally, I didn’t use as much sugar as most marmalade recipes call for. It was tart, but naturally still plenty sweet for me.

The Bakery: Le Petit Mec
Located in Nishijin on Imadegawa Street just west of Omiya Street.

Le Petit Mec Storefront
The Bakery: Le Petit Mec

Le Petit Mec Interior
The Bakery: Le Petit Mec

Le Petit Mec – Some Bread
The Bakery: Le Petit Mec

Le Petit Mec – Sweets
The Bakery: Le Petit Mec

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9 Responses to “Yuzu Kokuto Marmalade”

  1. kat says:

    looks delicious!

  2. Michal says:

    Your marmalade looks great!!
    The bread looks wonderful too and much like some of the amazing hand made sourdough breads we get here in New Zealand. We are very lucky that we have so many great bakers here in such a small country. One in particular makes all of his sourdoughs using free captured yeasts-no artificial starters etc-so each leaf takes at least two days to get started. Sop delicios and crunchy.

  3. Chris says:

    Where’s the bakery?

  4. Paul Hays says:

    Oh, yeah – tell us about the bakery.

    And this is way over the top, as you said. What a great treat. Now I want to get out and get in the kitchen, right after I come back from my local farmer’s market.

  5. I wish Yuzu were cheaper here. We can get them, but 3 kumquat sized yuzu costs $4. Making a jar of marmalade would run me $100 in yuzu.

  6. Peko Peko says:

    Hello Everyone, The bakery is Le Petit Mec. I added the map above and also started a topic on Kyoto Support about ‘Bakeries in Kyoto‘.

    Actually, Le Petit Mec has another location that I am just back from and going to add piks and map.

    Hi Marc, Yuzu are kumquat sized in the US? Wow! $100 for a jar of marmalade? That is too much to enjoy.

  7. paul says:

    Thanks for the addition of the bakery info. Good to know for when I visit Kyoto.

  8. Joy says:

    The only yuzu I’ve been able to source in Australia are cumquat sized too! And thanks for your blog – I think! I fell in love with Japan after a visit just over a year ago, and until I can get back I live vicariously by reading blogs such as this.

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