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Blackberry recipes (or freezing tips)

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KeepPloddingOn Mon 03-Aug-15 14:12:58

The blackberry bramble in my garden is loaded with more blackberries than ever. They are going to start ripening in the next couple of weeks.

please share your favourite blackberry recipies.

I would also welcome any feezing tips as I have never frozen them before (its a wild bramble that only appeared 2 years ago and we've always eaten them fresh)

FawnDrench Mon 03-Aug-15 15:53:16

Yummy-looking recipe here using blackberries from last year's bake off winner.
I am trying it this week.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 03-Aug-15 15:58:44

To freeze them, I just wash them really well, then open freeze them on a metal baking tray that's been in the freezer for a while, so is super cold already. Then when frozen, I bag them up. That way,they don't freeze in a clump.

To wash them, I put them in a big bowl or bowls with a tiny bit of salt, and swoosh gently so the water gets in everywhere, then let stand for 10 mins or so. Anything that floats to the top, I chuck. Bad bits, insects, or bits of leaf and stem. Then drain well before freezing.

Jam, make all the jam!

Dancingqueen17 Mon 03-Aug-15 18:10:50

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Blondie1984 Mon 03-Aug-15 23:01:12

Bramble jelly!

Crosbybeach Tue 04-Aug-15 11:30:14

Apple and blackberry jelly - sets really well, you can use manky windfall apples, and then strain out the pips etc.

Also, don't forget blackcurrant gin and vodka - easy to make and quite delicious, I gave out a load as Christmas presents last year.

They do freeze very well.

Crosbybeach Tue 04-Aug-15 11:30:45

Sorry, that should have been blackberry gin and vodka - but blackcurrant works too.

whois Tue 04-Aug-15 11:55:59

To freeze them, I just wash them really well, then open freeze them on a metal baking tray that's been in the freezer for a while, so is super cold already. Then when frozen, I bag them up. That way,they don't freeze in a clump.

Yup thats the best way to freeze I think.

Blackberry jam/jelly.
Blackberry and apple crumble.
Stewed up with sugar and a bit of cooking apple and have with yog or icecream.
Just eat them straight up :-)

margaritasbythesea Tue 04-Aug-15 11:59:58

There is a good recipe on the WI website for fruit vinegar I am going to try.

Also google blackberry vodka. Did it for Christmas last year. It was great. I did improvise a bit and did one half gin half vodka. I preferred this one as less sweet

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