“ Brand: Jennie's / Type: Custard „
When I got home from uni the other day I had asked my partner to sort out dinner as I was going to be home late. What I did not tell him to get was dessert but he has such a sweet tooth he told me he couldn't resist buying this!
The strudel can be found in the frozen section and from what I know it is only available from Tesco's as it is one of their discount brand products. The strudel comes in a long cardboard box and weighs 600g. It sells for 99p - yes you did read that right 99p! The box shows a nice large picture of the product and is predominantly green in colour with a large Jennie's logo to the upper corner.
You must keep the product frozen and for best results it should be cooked from frozen. It can only be cooked in the oven and it takes 35 - 40 minutes at 200 degrees. We found these cooking times to be perfect and when we took it out of the oven the strudel was a lovely golden brown in colour and smelt delicious! The strudel was very big and around 1/6 of the pudding is a perfect sized serving.
Cutting into the strudel I was pleased to see there was plenty of filling inside and the apples were cut into bite sized chunks, the custard looked thick and creamy and there weren't too many blackberries (I'm not too fond of blackberries!) another thing I was pleased to see was how thick the pastry was - the pudding looked of a very good quality and I actually didn't believe he only paid 99p for it (but I have since checked on the website and he was telling the truth!).
Tucking into the strudel I thought the pastry was absolutely lovely! It was cooked perfectly and was light and airy. The apples also tasted very nice, they had a nice sweet flavour and were not at all tangy (which I hate), as I said previously there weren't many blackberries (which is why I imagine this is advertised as an apple and custard strudel) but my partner said these were soft and tasted nice. I liked the addition of the custard as it was thick, creamy and of a very high quality. The ingredients all combined with one another were really nice and the pudding went down a treat. I would never have guessed it was a frozen product as it was superb quality.
Because of the lovely taste, it isn't very good for you! Per serving (100g - 1/6 of the pudding) contains 255 calories, 9.7g sugars, 14.2g fat (7.8g saturates) and 0.3g salt. However, this sort of thing is only meant to be as a treat - and that it certainly is!
We will buy this again as it was lovely and was of really high quality. It was a great price and would comfortably feed a family. Recommended.