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Saharasunset Sun 04-Aug-19 15:27:06


I have a blackerry bush in my garden and this year with the weather being good yet again we have grown some lovely blackberries. But what can I do with them now?

In recent years we've just eaten them as they are or put them into a crumble but I'd quite like to try something new. Is jam easy to make? Or could I make something else from them?


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newtb Sun 04-Aug-19 15:29:52

You can make jam with them, but they're low in pectin,. So, to set you either need to add bottled pectin or mix with a high pectin fruit lika apples.

Reallybadidea Sun 04-Aug-19 15:33:16

Blackberry jam is easy but a bit seed-y. Jelly is nice but a bit more fiddly. Blackberry gin would be nice I think.

TrumpInflatableChased Sun 04-Aug-19 17:33:39

Apple and blackberry jelly is really nice, the apple makes it set and you strain it through r muslin so there’s no pips.

Blackberry and apple cake is lovely.

Make blackberry sole gin but use blackberry.

nocoolnamesleft Sun 04-Aug-19 17:47:34

Ice cream. My mum makes a blackberry ice cream that is to die for.

Saharasunset Sun 04-Aug-19 18:52:45

I didn't even know what pectin was or that it was needed for jam until this so thank you - you learn something new every day

I'm really intrigued by the blackberry gin so I'm going to look more into it! Is it easy to make?

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242Mummy Mon 05-Aug-19 16:14:22

I used this recipe last year and the blackberry jam was delicious

Be careful not to boil too long as it can set too hard - I learnt from experience!

If you'd like to bake, these blackberry and coconut squares are very good

FogCutter Mon 05-Aug-19 16:17:51

Blackberry gin?

TrumpInflatableChased Mon 05-Aug-19 18:01:02

theneverendinglaundry Tue 06-Aug-19 13:50:37

You can get sugar with added pectin.

If you sieve it all then you can make a lovely seedless jam. Add elderberries too if you can!

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