The people behind the best British Preserves. Rosebud.
Rosebud Preserves, based in Yorkshire, are handmade by Elspeth and her family. Growing up, Elspeth’s mother taught her to appreciate the value of wild and home grown ingredients. By preparing preserves together they were able to enjoy seasonal treats throughout the year, with their favourites ranging from blackberry and apple jam, wild crabapple jelly, sloe gin and traditional piccalilli. By the early 1980s, Elspeth was honing her skills by making preserves for her own family, faithfully following the eight traditional recipes handed down by her mother.
To me, chutneys in general have lost their way a bit. The corporations have come in and, once again, over-engineered/profiteered from something that was always, and should have remained, simple. Elspeth and Yorkshire Preserves get back to the roots of what a chutney should be. Chunks of fruit (which are actually identifiable!) cooked perfectly. It’s these tiny fruit crunches which provides indulgent textures along with a natural setting, allowing the fla