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.
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.
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.