Review – Duerr’s Rhubarb and Custard Jam‏

We can all be taken back to our childhood by certain smells, tastes or sights; things that bounce us back to a time gone by in a second. Where tastes are concerned, for me it is lavender, Rhurbard and Custard and Marmite. I can have any of them and I can feel like i am in a different place.

So when I was asked to have a taste of the brand new range of homebaking jams that Duerr’s has created. I jumped at the chance, as the first of the flavour combinations to launch is Rhubarb & Custard, a real blast from mine and many others’ childhoods.DRSRhubarb&CustardHomebakingJam090414 Now, I have to be honest even though this is a home baking jam I had to have my first taste straight from the spoon and then because it tasted so good, I had to have some on toast. You can really taste the Rhubard and Custard flavour and it is takes you back in an instant to a time of traditional sweetshops and buying sweets in a small white paper bag!

The added bonus is of course how delicious it is – I couldn’t wait to try and bake with it.

I am not the most adventurous baker, I tend to stick to what I know.  However, for this I thought I would try something new, so I searched the internet and found a recipe for Jam Tarts – my first ever attempt. 20150322_153941

The recipe I found was ‘Paul’s Mum’s Jam Tarts’ (Paul being Paul Hollywood of Great British Bake Off Fame), it started with a two ingredient pastry which seemed a lot simpler to make than I always thought pastry was and then simply cut them into circles and pop them in your tray. 20150322_160135The next step is to add the taste by placing a teaspoon of the jam on each pastry circle! Now be careful not to lick the spoon until the end – I give you a warning though, it will be tempting. Here I added some decoration to the top and put in the oven.20150322_161436

It is the first jam in the UK to to be made specifically for home bakers. It’s formulated specifically for domestic ovens, making burnt bottoms and chewy tarts a thing of the past and ensuring a professional finish that Mary Berry would be proud of!

The tarts were really easy to make and the Jam is fab.  Although, I think I need a little more practice before I impress Mary or Paul’s Mum. I will definite use the jam again though whilst I am practising. It is brilliant.20150322_165019


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    • Mummy of Two on March 23, 2015 at 09:48
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    This sounds delicious! I used to love those rhubarb and custard sweets and they are still one of my favourite flavours. Will definitely be looking out for this!

    • Eileen Teo on March 27, 2015 at 17:42
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    Oh……. They look so simple and delicious! I love how you make the pastry with a star! good to know that they have jam that made for home baking!

    • Fiona Martin on March 27, 2015 at 23:00
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    These are cute, love the star on the top. I do remember many a time buying a quarter of rhubarb and custard in a little paper bag!

    • Diane Hicklin on March 29, 2015 at 11:17
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    Sounds lovely – going to look out for this!

    • Dennis Waby on April 22, 2015 at 08:40
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    We got this jam from Aldi ,and it is fantastic wot a good taste just as good as the sweets ,but we are unable to fined any moor ,we live in Hampshire so could you tell me where we can get moor .

    1. It is stocked it Aldi, so hopefully they will get more in or you can buy online direct from Duerrs 🙂

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