Mar 22

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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  1. Mummy of Two

    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!

  2. Eileen Teo

    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!

  3. Fiona Martin

    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!

  4. Diane Hicklin

    Sounds lovely – going to look out for this!

  5. Dennis Waby

    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. MoolBoots

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

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