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beela Wed 04-Sep-19 22:47:09

We've got a massive blackberry bush in our garden and it has produced a bumper crop this year, so I'm on the search for good blackberry recipes.

So far I have made:
Blackberry and apple crumble (of course)
Bramble jelly
Blackberry muffins

I've had blackberries and yoghurt / granola for breakfast every day this week, the freezer is full of blackberries, and I've given some away. But they are still coming!

How else can I use (or preserve) them?

Letthemysterybe Wed 04-Sep-19 22:49:25

Blackberry jam?

I’m making apple and blackberry Eve’s pudding tomorrow.

FantailsFly Wed 04-Sep-19 22:52:39

Blackberry cobbler and/or blackberry vodka (more like liqueur tbh, for Christmas). Both delicious.

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Wed 04-Sep-19 22:56:03

Cheesecake.
Gin.
Ice cream.

Wigeon Wed 04-Sep-19 23:01:43

Freecyle/Freegle some? People do offer gluts of fruit/veg on my local groups.

FamilyOfAliens Wed 04-Sep-19 23:04:28

DD made a delicious blackberry and lime syrup to add to gin.

Just blackberries, lime juice, sugar and water. Strain it afterwards, obviously.

3boysandabump Wed 04-Sep-19 23:05:02

I saw a recipe for making them into the fruit winder things. Think it was on Pinterest

jackstini Wed 04-Sep-19 23:11:10

Ice cream, vodka, coulis

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 04-Sep-19 23:11:36

Blackberry vodka then use the blackberries from that on ice cream. Mmmmmmm.

Freeze for winter smoothies.

KellyHall Wed 04-Sep-19 23:19:56

Blackberry and ground almond cakes. I used a butter-free recipe I found online, added ground almonds and blackberries using an electric mixer so they had no whole blackberries in but were purple, almondy and kept me full for ages! They freeze well too.

Blondie1984 Wed 04-Sep-19 23:24:40

Blackberry ice cream or sorbet would be lovely
Blackberry & apple crumble or pie for the freezer
Pavlova
Coulis

MrsJoshNavidi Wed 04-Sep-19 23:32:47

Blackberry whiskey is lovely. And blackberry muffins (use a blueberry muffin recipe).

beela Thu 05-Sep-19 07:01:18

Some great ideas here, thank you.

The blackberry and ground almond cakes sound delicious @KerryHall, and I bet my dc would love the fact that they are purple grin

I've also found a recipe for blackberry frozen yoghurt which I might try, if I can make some space in the freezer...

ExpletiveDelighted Thu 05-Sep-19 07:20:46

These are delicious

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2409635/mini-blackberry-bakewells

I have a similar glut, plus I'm picking a litre container of raspberries every other day too, spending all my spare time picking and freezing at the moment, definitely a bumper year.

242Mummy Thu 05-Sep-19 20:52:16

I've had many kilos of blackberries this year and am blackberried out! Favourite things I have made this year
- apple and blackberry oat crumble
- blackberry and coconut squares REALLY DELICIOUS but reduce sugar to 150gm (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/12971/blackberry-and-coconut-squares)
- no churn blackberry ripple ice cream (https://www.janespatisserie.com/2018/08/13/raspberry-ripple-ice-cream/)
- blackberry streusel cake (https://www.thefauxmartha.com/2018/11/16/blackberry-coffee-cake/)

Grambler Thu 05-Sep-19 21:31:51

Vodka
Gin
Freeze in crumble portion sizes.

Redshoeblueshoe Thu 05-Sep-19 21:36:21

It certainly is a bumper year for them. Loving some of these ideas, especially the gin, and the syrup. So that's a few Christmas presents sorted too wine

BlingLoving Thu 05-Sep-19 21:50:35

Interesting. In our area it hasn't been that good a year. Admittedly it's all wild and none of them are maintained or pruned so perhaps that affects things but last year I was picking constantly while walking the dog but this year has been much thinner. Am dead jealous.

rslsys Thu 05-Sep-19 21:52:37

Blackberry Brandy!

ExpletiveDelighted Thu 05-Sep-19 22:50:45

Both wild and cultivated are cropping heavily here (SE England) but noticed they seemed much sparser on a recent visit to the Peak District.

Catquest1 Thu 05-Sep-19 23:05:25

As aside i heard you should soak blackberries in salt before using them? Is this true???!!

redskyattwilight Fri 06-Sep-19 09:58:46

I haven't tried this but it looks nice.

lizearlewellbeing.com/blackberry-frozen-yoghurt-recipe/?utm_source=Liz+Earle+Wellbeing+Newsletter&utm_campaign=67775c439a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb44d6c516-67775c439a-209983997&mc_cid=67775c439a&mc_eid=98b24197ae

Redshoeblueshoe Fri 06-Sep-19 10:09:45

Red that does look nice, I might try that this afternoon

WhoKnewBeefStew Fri 06-Sep-19 10:33:13

Jam would be my go to... buy some fancy jars and make some for Xmas pressies

MrsJoshNavidi Fri 06-Sep-19 18:38:49

As aside i heard you should soak blackberries in salt before using them? Is this true???!!

That's to kill bugs. But I haven't found a bug in a blackberry for years.

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