I have recently discovered The Artisan Kitchen online, and was pleased to see a lot of innovative and unusual flavours. While I was browsing, I wanted to try them all.
I have recently mentioned The Artisan Kitchen Gloucester Quince and Lime Jam, the jam of gloriously rich colour and great taste.
As a chocoholic, I couldn't resist buying Raspberry & Chocolate Jam. I love raspberry in chocolate, but have never tried a chocolate-flavoured raspberry jam. Did it work? When you open the jar, the jam doesn't look any different from any other good quality thick raspberry jam with a high fruit content. It is soft set and looks very appealing. If you love chocolate, you will love the jam as well. It was a bold decision but original and inventive. A big Yes to this combination of flavours!
It transforms a humble slice of bread into a Royal feast. If the Queen who "was in the parlour eating bread and honey" had a choice, she would go for this jam.
I love the idea that Sarah works with the fruit's natural pectin rather than adding the additional commercial pectin.
She is a true artist, a Maestro of the kitchen who knows her jams and pickles.
Toffee Apple Jam is a sweet chunky jam. The apples are cut into mini-cubes and look very pretty spread on the bread. It contains homemade toffee sauce. I tried a small jar, so didn't have enough to experiment with, but I would imagine it will be superb in a crostata served with the vanilla ice cream or thick Greek yogurt.
Strawberry Apple Vanilla jam is another tasty combination of flavours. Perfect on a toast or with a hot croissant.
Tutti Frutti Jam is a mix of red berries and Bramley apples, again a lovely combination of flavours. How about adding a dollop of jam on your pancakes or blini?!
|Raspberry & chocolate jam in a warm croissant, simply divine|
We loved all the flavours of jams that we tried. If I had to choose my total favourite, it would be Apricot Lemon Verbena Jam which is absolutely AMAZING (yes, in capital letters). There are big soft pieces of apricot in a soft jam, which benefits from an added lemon verbena flavour. The flavours are perfectly balanced. It is such a beautiful jam, that if I were the Queen, Sarah would be appointed a Dame without any doubt.
If you are thinking of giving foodie gifts for Christmas, visit The Artisan Kitchen online, you will be spoilt for choice.
|Apricot Lemon Verbena jam on toast|