Duerr’s Jam – We Reviewed Blackcurrant
We have been asked recently to try out the Duerr’s Jam range and we opted to try the Blackcurrant Jam and I am so glad I made the choice based on what I like instead of the kids because it was yummy. The kids liked it too but I loved it on my toast in the morning.
Duerr’s do a range of Jam and you can see the full range on Duerr’s website, they make and sell the below ranges:
Fair trade items
Food service items
We have used the Jam for various meals and recipes, the obvious one being jam on toast my favorite in a morning with a nice cup of coffee.
We have used the Jam for baking as well and we have made some Jam Tarts for Edward and Euan birthday they are extremely yummy.
You can use Jam in many recipes to add sweetness and extra flavour, we use Jam for porridge on those winter morning and it is awesome in homemade rice pudding. The Duerr’s website has lots of recipes you can try out using their range so I am sure you will find something to suit the whole family tastes buds.
I would highly recommend the Blackcurrant Jam we tried and I will certainly be trying out some of their range as I know my local supermarket stocks a selection of the Duerr’s range so I am sure you will be able to source some for yourselves from your local supermarket.
Recipe for Jam Tarts
225g Plain Flour
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
Cold water (a few tbsp)
Jam of your choice
- Pre heat the over 180c, Gas mark 4, 350f
- Grease a cake tin using some margarine or oil spray (whichever you prefer)
- Sift the flour and add a pinch of salt.
- Cut the butter into chunks.
- Add the butt to the flour and using your fingertips rub the flour and butter between your hands till all the butter is rubbed in and you have what looks like bread crumbs.
- Add the egg yolk and start to bring together like pastry ball then adding a few drops of water at a time bring the pastry all together so you have a nice firm ball you can kneed it a little but don’t over work it.
- Role pastry thinly to a few mm thick and using a circle cutter cut out the base for your tarts.
- Place the circles in the cake try making sure there are no air pockets under your pastry.
- Add about a tsp of jam to eat tart.
- You can add lids of decoration of your choice to the top of the Jam tarts.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 mins till to see the pastry go golden brown round the edges.
- Cool on a wire rack and DO NOT TRY THEM till they have cooled a little as the jam is sugar and will extremely hot when you take them out so be careful.
You can eat jam tarts on their own or you can serve with custard or a nice dollop of whipped cram.
Below are some other recipes you could use the Duerr’s range in:
Yoghurt (great with a nice dollop of Jam or Honey to add sweetness)
Or a good big dollop of jam on homemade Rice pudding is great on these cold winter weekends.