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Damsons - any recipe ideas?

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KazzaL Wed 12-Aug-09 09:38:18

the damson tree in our garden is more or less inaccessible, but as we've had a really good crop this year my husband climbed over the shed to pick them......but now what can i cook with them - ideas please preferrably suitable for a 2 yr & a 6mth old

thanks

Montifer Wed 12-Aug-09 23:01:47

Obviously not suitable for the children but damson gin is delicious.
Prick damsons all over, put into a large wide necked jar, cover in gin and add as much sugar as you can dissolve (shaking helps) into the gin.
Put in dark cupboard and give a gentle shake occasionally.
Decant the beautiful pink liquid at Christmas (if you can wait 'til then), definitely needs a few months to get best flavour and colour.

KazzaL Tue 18-Aug-09 13:47:22

Thanks Montifer - it turns out they were actually yellow plums, so we all have stewed plum on our breakfast now

MrsBadger Tue 18-Aug-09 13:56:59

or make jam

it is dead easy as you don't need to stone them, just hoick out the stones with a slotted spoon as they rise to the top

(try Waitrose.com for a good recipe - they use greengages but it's all the same)

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