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Blackberries and Damsons

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CoralRose Thu 22-Sep-11 10:50:10

We have an abundance of them at the bottom of the garden but I can't find any recipes that inspire me... any ideas?

TIA

soda1234 Thu 22-Sep-11 16:24:00

I have just made some damson jelly using this www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1409/damson-jelly it turned out really well, would work with blackberries too

Loobyloo1902 Thu 22-Sep-11 22:30:39

Damson gin? I've just brewed up a batch and enjoying a little tipple tonight!
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CoralRose Fri 23-Sep-11 10:01:04

Jelly looks good.

Tee total so perhaps not for me that one Looby!

boogiewoogie Sat 24-Sep-11 21:48:12

We collected 4 tubs of the stuff a couple of weeks ago and stewed some in a crumble and turned some into jam.

1 ice cream tub is about 3lbs and you need that much to 1 kg pack of granulated sugar.

Do 1 tub per batch at a time. Stew the damsons until they "bleed" and the stones are loose from the flesh, mix in the sugar and bring to boil, simmer for about 20 minutes until the sugar has dissolved then rapidly boil for about 15 minutes or so. It's done when you put a blob on a cold plate and it wrinkles as you push it when set.

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