Duerr's Jam

Before christmas I was asked if I would like to review Duerr’s Jam and do some baking with using it, I was happy to oblige as I love baking.
Unfortunately, my oven decided to blow up, so a week before christmas we were left with no oven, so all my baking ideas went and the panic set in to get a new one before christmas day, and luckily 2 days before christmas day I had a nice shiny new oven.
So instead of my creations, I turned to the blogging community with a plea for help and was very lucky to be offered help with others creations, you can find my original post here.
I was contacted in the New Year and offered another opportunity to see if I can make something nice, so I agreed and asked for Duerr’s Raspberry Jam and Duerr’s Marmalade.  I wanted to try something different and something I had not made before.  I was going to make a marmalade bread and butter pudding and had a few ideas for the jam.
So I turned to Pinterest, now everyone that knows me will tell you I know what Pinterest is, I even have an account but I do not fully understand it, I am now in love with it, and found what I wanted to make.
Firstly, the marmalade, I decided to go for a savoury recipe and found a lovely sounding recipe or slow cooker orange chicken , which I found on Pinterest.  I love my slow cooker and will use it for any opportunity I can.
So armed with the ingredients, I set about preparing the dish, you can find the recipe here , it was very easy to prepare and very soon I had my dinner cooking away in my slow cooker.


Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

I served with rice and then presented my husband with it and waited for his opinion, I was not going to tell him that I had put marmalade in it, but he was in the kitchen when I was making up the marinade.  It was really nice and something I would make again, I do have some left over that I am going to freeze down for another day.  The only thing I would say is give it a stir every now and then as some bits went a bit darker than others.
I decided to make something different that I had not made before, so again turned to Pinterest and found Raspberry Crumb Bars.  These are just like a mini portion of crumble and very moreish.  They were very easy to make and perfect for that time when you fancy something sweet but have nothing in.
12583612_10156500899085188_836197355_nRaspberry Crumb Bars
I have now found why everyone loves Pinterest, and will be using it a lot more often now when trying to find recipes.
I hope I have given you some ideas to get baking or cook up a delicious new meal, it is amazing the possibilities that you can make with a pot of Duerr’s.
What would you make?
*to clarify these recipes are not my own and were found on Pinterest, you can find the full recipes on the links.



  1. 27th January 2016 / 9:15 am

    Oh no that’s awful that you had no oven before Christmas! I really need to get a slow cooker as this orange chicken looks lovely x

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 9:34 am

      I know the week before christmas it went bang, couldn’t believe the timing, luckily our new one came just before. I love my slow cooker am using it more and more now

  2. 27th January 2016 / 10:02 am

    Aha yes, I bookmarked the slow cooker orang chicken as it sounded very tasty. I have yet to make it though. One of my favourite things to make with raspberry jam is Bakewell tart. Yum!

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 10:45 am

      It was lovely but keep giving it a stir as some of the pieces got quite dark where it was all caramalising on the bottom, but did not ruin the dish and will be making again x

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 10:44 am

      Luckily jam doesn’t go that quickly here and I do like to have a jar or two in x

  3. 27th January 2016 / 10:35 am

    I’m not sure what looks better, the chicken or the crumble! I think I’d happily have both lol. Glad to hear you have a new oven. Why do things like that always seem to go wrong near Christmas?!

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 10:44 am

      The chicken was lovely, and we had enough left over to freeze down and heat up another day. The crumble bars were gorgeous and even my daughter who is unwell and not really eating has eaten a whole piece and loved it, so told her I can make them anytime she likes as so quick and easy. I wasn’t very happy about the oven breaking but did have a nice shiny new oven in time for christmas x

  4. 27th January 2016 / 12:49 pm

    The orange chicken looks amazing! I have to try that, I never would have thought about using marmalade! x

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 2:06 pm

      It was nice, I hadn’t either and came across it while looking for recipes I could use marmalade in and thought what a great idea to use it in a savoury dish as opposed to something sweet

  5. 27th January 2016 / 4:11 pm

    The orange chicken looks delicious and sounds interesting! x

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 6:34 pm

      It was lovely and something different will be making it again

  6. Leanne
    27th January 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Do you know what. I’ve never eaten jam! Even if it’s in a cake I eat around it! Random I know!

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 6:33 pm

      That is strange, but some people don’t like it, my husband only likes it on toast normally

  7. 27th January 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Oh I would have cried without my oven before Christmas! I’m so pleased you love Pinterest now – Its so addictive.

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 10:44 pm

      I did cry, I always do baking christmas eve and was stressing about that as well, but luckily our new one was installed the day before, now I have found pinterest I am can see me getting hooked into it

  8. Lucy Melissa Smith (Hello Beautiful Bear)
    27th January 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Even as a veggie/vegan, I have to say that the orange chicken looks amazing (I still love the taste of meat regardless!)
    I would never have thought to have used jam or marmalade, great idea!

    • admin
      27th January 2016 / 10:42 pm

      It was nice, I hadn’t either and came across it on pinterest while trying to come up with something different and really fancied giving it a go, and was so easy to make x

  9. 27th January 2016 / 11:07 pm

    What a novel idea being able to use marmalade in savory food. It must taste so delicious!

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 8:33 am

      I know I had not thought about using it in something savoury, I just thought it would be something sweet, am so glad I found this recipe though

  10. 27th January 2016 / 11:15 pm

    oh wow what a fantastic idea and something I will certainly try myself

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 8:33 am

      Thank you hope you enjoy them x

  11. 28th January 2016 / 12:26 am

    Oh the treats you made look fantastic and I can always do with more slow cooker recipes. Thanks 🙂 Angela from Dayinbed

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 8:32 am

      I love my slow cooker, but really don’t use it enough, maybe that could be a new thing at least one day a week cook a new slow cooker meal x

  12. 28th January 2016 / 9:45 am

    That must have been difficult with no oven at such a busy time of year! Your treats that you have made look fab x

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 12:24 pm

      It was but it could have been the following week

  13. 28th January 2016 / 10:09 am

    Glad you’ve got your oven sorted, what an awkward time for it to go!
    Your treats look tasty though

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 12:24 pm

      It was a bad time, but could have been worse and gone the following week then we would have had no oven for christmas

  14. 28th January 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Both of these recipes sound lovely, and I really fancy trying the Orange Chicken! Glad to hear you got sorted out in the end, My Oven went the Christmas 2014 and was a nightmare!

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 12:23 pm

      It is a nightmare when you are suddenly left without an oven, luckily the slow cooker came out a lot more x

  15. Fashion and Style Police
    28th January 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Loving the sight of the orange chicken. Looks yummy.

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 4:48 pm

      It was lovely 🙂

  16. 28th January 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I have never thought of marmalade in anything but sweet foods. I am so trying this chicken! My hubby works late twice a week so we’ e been looking into slow cooker recipes as his can stay warming in the pot.

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 4:48 pm

      I hadn’t thought of using marmalade in a savoury dish either, but had to try it when I saw it and it was lovely. I love my slow cooker and don’t use it half as much as I should do. I am thinking of doing a new slow cooker recipe a week x

  17. 28th January 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Those raspberry crumb bars look amazing! Defiantly going to have to get the ingredients to make them!
    Jay x

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 4:46 pm

      They are lovely, and so easy to make they took no time at all and taste gorgeous x

  18. The Nice Nest
    28th January 2016 / 7:08 pm

    I love the look of the raspberry bars and as I am trying to use up jars of marmalade (so we can use the jars for wedding flowers!), I’d be interested in the chicken dish – never thought of using jam in a savoury dish.

    • admin
      28th January 2016 / 10:49 pm

      The raspberry bars are lovely and went down very well here. I had never thought of using marmalade in a savoury dish and when I saw the recipe I just had to try it x

  19. 28th January 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I just got slow cooker and the orange chicken is right now bookmarked! great post!

    • admin
      29th January 2016 / 10:19 am

      You will love your slow cooker, I do not use mine enough and think I am going to try to do a new recipe a week in mine x

  20. 29th January 2016 / 11:00 am

    Those raspberry crumb bars look gorgeous – the sort of thing I’d love to have with a coffee in the afternoon

    • admin
      29th January 2016 / 5:53 pm

      They are lovely, and very moreish, ideal to have with your afternoon coffee x

  21. Liz Mays
    30th January 2016 / 3:03 am

    It took me a while to love PInterest too, but I’m hooked as well. It’s a huge time suck though. I can easily spend hours there!

    • admin
      30th January 2016 / 8:53 am

      I have had Pinterest for a while and used it a little bit, but never really understood the big thing with it, I do now and love it x

  22. 30th January 2016 / 11:13 am

    I love the sound of Raspberry Crumb bars, perfect for an afternoon slump x

    • admin
      30th January 2016 / 12:31 pm

      They are lovely, and so quick and easy to make 🙂

  23. Charlotte Braithwaite
    1st February 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I LOVE jam with toast – I would have never have thought to try it with chicken! Genius.
    I am totally going to try this this week.
    Thanks so much for sharing hun, Hayden will love this
    Charlotte x

    • admin
      2nd February 2016 / 9:56 am

      We loved it and very easy to make hope you enjoy it x

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