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A Little of What You Fancy

They say: ‘a little of what you fancy does you good’. If this applies to you, then we certainly have a lot to fancy in this article today. Delicious puds and sweet, tasty snacks with recipes too. What’s better than fruit bubbling in sugar – jam … MORE lovely fruit – EXTRA Jam!


Zesty Orange Pancakes


These pancakes with an orange butter sauce are super simple to make and incredibly delicious!

Simply follow your preferred pancake recipe and pour over the orange sauce made with a few tablespoons of our Seville Orange Marmalade, a tablespoon of butter, the juice from a few freshly squeezed oranges, a little orange zest and a sprinkle of sugar, all simmered together for 5-10 mins until it starts to thicken.

Seville Orange Marmalade. This is our personal twist on an English classic, a fine cut marmalade that bursts with the flavours of such a wonderful fruit.

In the Great Taste Awards, the Judges’ Comments read:

Rich, golden looking marmalade with excellent bits of peel and a good citrus aroma. This has all the classic characteristics of a good Seville orange marmalade – bitter, sweet, tart and rich with citrus orange.

 It has been expertly prepared, the peel is soft and luscious, the jelly bang on with flavour, balanced and delicious.”

What a Lemony Eton Mess


Traditional jam recipes are simple but often time consuming, using equal quantities of fruit and sugar.

Commercial producers can use as little as 350g of fruit per kilo, with some jams using even less fruits and more additives and flavouring. Water and extra sugar are added to create the ‘jam effect’.

Extra’ jam has a legal minimum requirement of 450g of fruit per kilo.

We prefer more with our Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackcurrant Extra Jams.


For the Lemon Eton Mess recipe from our Resident Chef, Andy, just CLICK HERE

Very Vegan Chocolate Brownies


In the Old Stables at Rendlesham, knowing eyes watch over slow cooking blackcurrants, as they simmer, waiting for that very fine line between ‘perfect’ and ‘oops’.

Our kitchen staff have an enviable expertise and are as passionate about their jams, preserves, relishes and sauces as we all are.

But it’s not just the amount of fruit.

Use 50% poor quality blackcurrants and you can only create poor jam.


For the Chocolate Brownies recipe from our Resident Chef, Andy, just CLICK HERE.


Luscious Curd Cake


We go to uncompromising lengths to make sure the blackcurrants we use have that signature juicy sweet / tart flavour; the raspberries are rich, sweet and luscious; and the succulent strawberries have keynotes of Wimbledon.

Stokes use unrefined cane sugar, which is a typical artisan sugar. Produced in smaller batches, it is less processed and retains all or most of the cane molasses around the sugar crystals.

This natural sweetness and additional depth of flavour simmer gently with the extra fruit to give the deeply flavoursome jams we love to deliver.


For the Lemon Curd Cake recipe from our Resident Chef, Andy, just CLICK HERE.

Deliciously Delivered


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And for more wonderful recipes, just CLICK HERE.

Thank you – enjoy.