Jams, Jellies and MarmaladeNo Afternoon Tea is complete without preserves of jams and jellies or, a breakfast without marmalade. Berries from hedgerows, fruits from the orchard or farm are gathered seasonally as they appear and made into preserves for serving year-round.
The Difference between Jam, Jelly, MarmaladeJam is always made from the whole or cut fruits, cooked to a pulp with sugar, producing a thick, fruity, spread.
Jelly is made using only the juice of the fruit and sugar. It should be clear and sparkling when finished.
Marmalade is similar to jam but made only from bitter Seville oranges from Spain or Portugal.
Lemon Curd, also known as Lemon Cheese, is made with lemons, eggs and butter. It differs from jam or jelly as it contains less sugar and must be eaten within weeks of making so is not classed as a traditional preserve.