How to use Marmalade Ideas

With a traditional bitter flavour, slices of thin cut orange peel and a fresh orange tang, our Seville Orange Marmalade tastes delicious however you choose to eat it. Like jam, marmalade taste great on more than just toast. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

1.    Dolloped onto vanilla ice cream

The vanilla ice cream gives a great balance of sweetness to the tangy, bitterness of the Seville Orange Marmalade.

 
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2.    Glaze a ham joint

Smother your ham joint part way through cooking for a sticky, tangy, citrus flavour to compliment the meat.

 

3.    Used in a cake recipe

 Marmalade works so well in baking, from in muffins and cupcakes to making a sticky marmalade cake.

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4.    Served with a croissant

 Warm a croissant in the oven and serve with a dollop of Seville Orange Marmalade on the side.

5.    Make a bread and butter pudding

This heartwarming little pudding gives you another way to enjoy Seville Orange Marmalade. If you fancy making one yourself, here is a recipe to try.

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Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 2 slices of bread (around 50g)

  • knob of butter

  • 2-3 tsps Seville Orange Marmalade

  • 60ml milk

  • 30ml double cream

  • 20g caster sugar

  • 1 small egg

  • tsp chopped mixed peel

  • 30g sultanas

  • 2 squares dark chocolate, for grating (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a small oven proof dish (around 10cm in diameter).

  2. Butter the bread and spread with the marmalade, then cut into chunks.

  3. Arrange half the bread in a single layer in the dish. Sprinkle with the mixed peel and half the sultanas. Add the rest of the bread in a layer, then top with the remaining sultanas.

  4. In a jug combine the milk, cream, sugar and egg. Carefully pour into the dish.

  5. Bake the pudding for 35 minutes. It will puff up while cooking so put a baking tray on the oven shelf below, just in case it leaks.

  6. Remove from the oven and grate the dark chocolate over. Allow to cool slightly, then serve. 

Our Seville Orange Marmalade is back in stock now. Click here to order this tangy treat.

 

Much jam love,

 

Kate x

What is Marmalade?

It is officially marmalade season, and marmalade has a long history embedded into the British culture. Here at Single Variety Co we want to preserve this (no pun intended) and we’re busy making the most delicious tasting marmalade for you to enjoy.

So, what is marmalade? And why is it different to a jam or preserve? 

Marmalade has a long, complicated, and unclear history, but believed to date back to the 15th Century where it was originally made with quince paste. Other fruit pastes were later used, and the term “marmalade” became the generic name for fruit preserves made using a paste. It is thought oranges were first used in the 16th Century and in Britain we redefined “marmalade” as purely a citrus preserve. Read more about the history of marmalade here.

 
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The favoured citrus fruit in the UK for marmalade is Spanish Seville oranges, which is what we use in our Single Variety Co Seville Orange Marmalade. But there is more to making the perfect marmalade, including peel, how set it is and ultimately the flavour.

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The peel is the most distinctive feature of a marmalade, and different options are available. From thick cut all the way to shred less (that’s marmalade with no peel), we reviewed lots of option when developing our Seville Orange Marmalade and ours is a thin cut peel.

 In terms of flavour we believe it is important that Seville Orange Marmalade has a balance of traditional bitter flavour with a sweet, refreshing orange tangy flavour. To ensure we get this flavour, we make our marmalade in small batches and cook for a shorter time.

 
 

Our Seville Orange Marmalade is available to order online from 7th February. Keep up to date on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

 

Much jam love,

Kate x