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jofeb04 Fri 24-Aug-07 18:16:43

Hiya,

We've got brambles in our back garden (can't get rid of them), and we have got blackberries on them!

Are they safe to eat, and if so, what can we do with them?

Thanks

Carmenere Fri 24-Aug-07 18:18:45

Yes they are safe. Soak them in water to kill any insects and then make jam or a blackberry and apple crumble.

jofeb04 Fri 24-Aug-07 18:19:49

Thanks Carmenere,

And how do I make Jam? lol (sounds nice though)

Kbear Fri 24-Aug-07 18:19:52

We have them out the back of our house and have picked loads and made crumble! Delish.

Bibis Fri 24-Aug-07 18:20:02

Yes they are safe to eat, we have some too grin.

Have been looking at recipes, what about

Blackberry and apple pie/crumble

Blackberry Jelly

Blackberry Jam

Summer(ish) pudding

Good luck and enjoy

TooTicky Fri 24-Aug-07 18:21:07

Of course! Just eat them as they are or add to crumbles/pies.
I like making apple and blackberry pancakes. I whisk wholemeal self raising flour with soya milk, add minimal sugar and finely chopped apple and carefully stir in the berries. Drop tablespoonfuls into shallow hot oil and cook both sides until golden.

jofeb04 Fri 24-Aug-07 18:55:25

It all sounds lovely, I'm going to go and pick some tomorrow.

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