Jam Catering Tubs

This week, we’re really pleased that we now have catering tubs available! These are perfect for any hotels, cafes, restaurants, caterers or cake makers who serve breakfast, afternoon tea or make cakes.

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We have been busy getting the right catering solution for our customers and to start with we are launching our catering tubs in four flavours - Ben Starav Blackcurrant, Maravilla Raspberry, Flair Strawberry and Seville Orange Marmalade.

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So if you’re looking for some amazing tasting preserves to add to your menu, then please do get in touch with nicola@singlevariety.co.uk to find out more.

Much jam love,

Kate x

Pancake Recipe Ideas using Jam

With one of my favourite eating occasions of the year, Pancake Day, just around the corner, this is the perfect time to use up your favourite jam. Here are some ideas of what we’re going to be eating our pancakes with this year.

Rolled Pancakes with Yoghurt and Harbinger Rhubarb Preserve

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We are loving our seasonal Harbinger Rhubarb Preserve and it is delicious with thick yoghurt, rolled up in a pancake.

Folded Pancake topped with Ice Cream and Harbinger Rhubarb Preserve (or your favourite preserve)

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Sticking with our Harbinger Rhubarb Preserve, why not fold a pancake, top with a great quality vanilla ice cream and dollop a generous helping of Harbinger Rhubarb Preserve (or your favourite preserve) on top.

Pancake filled with Ben Starav Blackcurrant Preserve

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Ben Starav Blackcurrant Preserve is one of my favourites, and filling a pancake with a good helping of this tangy preserve is such a simple but delicious treat.

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Much jam love,

Kate x

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.


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.


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)


  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

Ultimate Jam Filled Valentines Menu

Planning on impressing someone this week with a home cooked meal? We have the perfect 3 course menu for you, obviously all featuring our Single Variety Co chilli jams and preserves. So get hot under the collar, and in the kitchen, with these simple but delicious meal ideas.

Starter: Pate on Toast with Jalapeño Jam

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Add a zing to this classic starter. Serve wedges of pate, with lightly toasted thick slices of granary bread and a dollop of Jalapeño Jam on the side.

Main Course: Tuna Steak with Lemon Drop Chilli Jam

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I don’t know about you, but having a fresh tuna steak for dinner is always a special treat in our house. Grill a tuna steak, then serve with a side salad and generous helping of Lemon Drop Chilli Jam. The citrus flavour in the lemon drop chilli jam works really well with fish, and the meatiness of tuna steak can handle the heat of our super hot chilli jam.

Dessert: Maravilla Raspberry Jam Tart


To finish on something sweet, try this super quick and easy, but impressive dessert. Fill a sweet pastry case with Maravilla Raspberry Preserve, top with some fresh fruit and drizzle over some melted white chocolate.

For more recipe ideas, head to our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Much jam love,

Kate x