- The fruit is washed and sliced prior to being steamed, cane sugar is mixed with the steamed fruit in small 20lb/10kg pans and the resulting mixture is cooked rapidly over direct heat until just the right moment for setting.
- Thursday Cottage use traditional open pan methods to produce a really 'home-made' style of marmalade
In 2003, Thursday Cottage production moved from its idyllic rural setting in Devon to the Essex countryside, but little else has changed. We use the same recipes and still cook the product in small open pans giving the same great home-cooked flavour that is Thursday Cottage.
Visitors to the new Thursday Cottage production unit have found that it operates quite separate from everything else that goes on at Tiptree, the home of the world famous Tiptree preserves for more than 115 years. Located in a separate unit with a separate production line, Thursday Cottage has its own Board of Directors and management structure.