Things to do with blackberries which aren't either crumble or pie?

(41 Posts)
TheOriginalSteamingNit Fri 24-Aug-12 17:14:06

Any awesome inspiring suggestions, please? One of the few things that's grown properly and done as it should in our garden this year is our splendid blackberry bush, which is laden with big fat juicy blackberries and is of a variety that doesn't even have thorns, so a joy to pick.

However I'm bored with crumbles and pies every year. I only defrosted last years berries a few weeks ago, having got so tired of them by last October!

Inspire me?

milk Sat 15-Sep-12 17:52:31

Blackberry sorbet grin

Well I am going to make blackberry vodka. I made sloe gin last year which went down a storm with SILs but I must admit I didn';t much like it - don't like gin with anything sweet. So blackberry vodka it is.

I remember having raspberry vinegar years ago - was lovely, like a sort of sharp cordial - guess you could so something simiar with bberries. Will look it up.

NoMoreNotNever Fri 14-Sep-12 10:55:28

Blackberry wine - I had a few kilos earlier this month, and it's bubbling happily in the kitchen now. All you need is a large container, a few kilos of sugar and some yeast - 22 litres of fruity wine for just the cost of the sugar grin

multitaskmama Fri 14-Sep-12 10:44:14

I found this quick recipe for Yogurt Berry crunch which I soemtimes have after the gym or give to the kids calling it a (healthy) dessert:

www.healthyindianrecipes.co.uk/berry-yogurt-crunch/

The great thing is that it works really well with slightly soft and mushy fruit, so you don't feel bad about throwing fruit away!

tb Wed 29-Aug-12 19:28:21

Used to have something at home that was Danish, I think, called roedgroed - not too sure about spelling. It was a blackberry purée that was thickened and set.

NorthernGobshite Tue 28-Aug-12 20:13:25

Jam. Or cordial. Cordial can be added to cava or prosecco for rather yummy Autumn drinkie poos!

OhYoshimi Mon 27-Aug-12 21:01:40

Another vote for the tray bake balia suggested. It's probably my favourite cake recipe at the moment. I couldn't stop eating them.

Redbindy Fri 24-Aug-12 21:37:26

Start with a couple of pounds of blackberries add 3lb of sugar, wine yeast, 6 pints of hot water. Wait a few months, then get pissed.

chocolateistheenemy Fri 24-Aug-12 21:35:32

I marinated a lamb shoulder overnight in red wine, squished up blackberries, rosemary (inserted into scored skin) and olive oil, with salt n pepper rubbed in. Then I slo-cooked it for 9hrs. It fell off the bone and was melt-in-the-mouth gorgeous. I skimmed the fat from the juices and added chicken stock to make gravy. Bloomin' luvverly!!!

crazynanna Fri 24-Aug-12 21:33:19

My neighbour told me to give her some of my blackberries and she will make me blackberry whiskey <excited>

BoerWarKids Fri 24-Aug-12 21:28:06

Melt white chocolate, then leave it to set in little ramekins. Put a couple of blackberries on top of each one. Nice contrast to sweetness of the chic.

Found this in a book by Sarah Vine, can't remember what it's called.

blondieminx Fri 24-Aug-12 20:19:54

Right, so definitely trying blackberry gin too! smile yum!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 24-Aug-12 20:09:47

Jam or strain the pulp to make jelly if you don't like the pips!

Though liking the idea of gin <hic>

dinkystinky Fri 24-Aug-12 19:59:27

I drink on its own (a lush, me?) or with lemonade for a lomg drink - also nice with sparkling wine

Posh jelly with prosecco?

buttonspoon Fri 24-Aug-12 19:53:00

This recipe from Nigel Slater is yummy!

Damn, balia beat me to the recipe I was going to suggest grin it's bloody lovely smile

nextphase Fri 24-Aug-12 19:49:13

Stewed Apple and Blackberry for topping off cereal, yoghurt or icecream. Yummy!

Lovecat Fri 24-Aug-12 19:47:24

Summer pudding - add strawbs and rasps and a spoonful of honey, warm through til there's loads of juices, soak slices of a squashy white loaf in the juices and line a pudding bowl with it, then layer the fruit inside and top with a circle of soaked bread. Put a plate on top with a weight and leave overnight in the fridge. The soaking and chilling does something amazing to the bread, making it taste almost ice-cream like.

Blackberry gin also good smile

MrsMcNulty Fri 24-Aug-12 19:46:19

Jam. Or we make "syrup" to pour over ice cream - DD will not eat them in fruit form in anything! Put washed berries in pan with sprinkle of sugar, heat til they go squidgy, pass through sieve to remove seeds, put in jar on fridge.

Merringue topping, served with custard... Drool!

balia Fri 24-Aug-12 19:42:20

this

'Tis yummy - made two trays with the kids this very afternoon - and it uses loads of blackberries.

DCSsunhill Fri 24-Aug-12 19:37:48

Blackberry ice-cream. Madeand ate loads yesterday.

500g blackberries
4 egg whites
1/2 pint double cream
250g castor sugar

Warm and soften berries with a bit of water at the bottom of thepan and a sprinkle of sugar to taste. Puree and press through sieve. Whip egg whites into softpeaks. fold in sugar, return to peaks. Whip double cream to peaks. Fold in with egg Whites and berries. Freeze. Stir after an hour then freeze all night.

Tis lush and vair posh.

harbingerofdoom Fri 24-Aug-12 19:23:32

BellaVita I'd love to see your oat bar recipe. Do you make flapjacks and the throw them in grin (my cooking) or more sophisticated?

COCKadoodledooo Fri 24-Aug-12 18:31:56

I do what dinky does, but with gin instead (vodka's for strawberries/raspberries in this house!). Bloody lush it is!

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