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What to do with frozen blackcurrants -Jam?

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AuntieMaggie Sun 12-Jun-16 12:57:13

I've got loads of frozen blackcurrants and I'm not sure what to do with them... I was going to make jam with them but can't seem to find anything that gives me the right quantities... any ideas?

DelphiniumBlue Sun 12-Jun-16 13:03:10

Blackcurrant sorbet is delicious and easy, you just need a freezer!

cdtaylornats Sun 12-Jun-16 13:03:18

Summer pudding
Blackcurrant fool

Venison with blackcurrant sauce also works with game birds duck/grouse/pigeon or swan if you are a certain 90 year old

Thingvellir Sun 12-Jun-16 13:10:12

I came on to say smoothies but cdtaylor beat me to it!

Allalonenow Sun 12-Jun-16 13:17:08

Brown sugar and a knob of butter in a small pan, melt gently, add fruit, stir till softened, add a splash of creme cassis, pour over vanilla icecream or lemon sorbet.

ErgonomicallyUnsound Tue 14-Jun-16 11:09:50

Don't waste them on jam!!!!!

We have loads in the freezer every year as we grow lots and go to PYO. My DC are blackcurrant fiends so I use them in puddings. DH and DSs fave is blackcurrant pie, which is divine but very strong! I use a handful in with apple crumbles and pies, and also found a few years ago a gorgeous recipe for a pistachio and blackcurrant tart in the Sainsburys magazine.

They also go well in cakes, muffins, cupcakes. Or cooked slowly with some sugar as a compote to serve with plain yoghurt, vanilla ice cream etc.

tb Sat 18-Jun-16 13:12:18

Make kir with them - saw a recipe - but can't remember where that used some sugar, blackcurrants and a bottle of red wine.

Then you can make kir - with white wine or kir royale with sparkling wine.

Sgtmajormummy Sat 18-Jun-16 13:31:01

Did somebody mention Summer Pudding???
I'll be right round... smile

4merlyknownasSHD Mon 20-Jun-16 17:02:41


FlukeSkyeRunner Sat 25-Jun-16 09:36:43

Ice cream. Summer the blackcurants with some sugar until it reduces a bit. Cool. Whisk a can of condensed milk with double cream (the quantity isn't critical - I used 600ml last time). Put half of the condensed milk/cream in a freezer proof box, then the blackcurrant compote then top with remaining condensed milk/cream and fold it all together to make a ripply effect. Freeze. The condenses milk prevents it from crystalising so no need to beat during freezing. Yum. You can also add a ripe banana to the condensed milk and cream before whisking if you like. Makes it a little lighter and equally as yummy.

PreAdvent13610 Sat 02-Jul-16 18:45:54

Handful of frozen black currants straight into little saucepan, add Pimm's, brandy, gin, whatever, just a tablespoon, bring to boil. Add to porridge, pour over ice cream.

Defrost in microwave, plonk a few handfuls in bottom of gratin dish with a slash of alcohol, add basic cake batter on top, bake for a perfect pudding.

Overated Sat 02-Jul-16 18:49:32

Cheesecake, yum.

mayhew Sat 02-Jul-16 19:37:56

Add to vodka with some sugar and shake the bottle every day for a month. Also works with gin.

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