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We've just picked a load of blackberries ........

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xmummy Thu 13-Aug-09 21:26:09

Does anyone have any suggestions apart from the usual pies or deserts

spudmasher Thu 13-Aug-09 21:27:39

Jam? Don't ask me how though.
Blackberries make me think of Autumn....

OhYouBadBadDailyMail Thu 13-Aug-09 21:30:02

wine.

can't wait to go picking am getting paranoid that there will be none left!

Kbear Thu 13-Aug-09 21:31:53

apple and blackberry cake - I have a BBC good food recipe for it if you want it.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 13-Aug-09 21:33:18

I noticed some blackberries in our hedge earlier and thought it was a bit early for them -is it early?

ClaireDeLoon Thu 13-Aug-09 21:34:17

seems very early to me too! but my raspberries were early this year

OhYouBadBadDailyMail Thu 13-Aug-09 21:38:23

It is early, I think the hot spring gave them a good start and then of course theres been plenty of rain to bring them on.

(rubs hands with glee at jam making and wine making prospects)

NorbertDentressangle Thu 13-Aug-09 21:39:43

Our raspberries are over already sad

xmummy Thu 13-Aug-09 21:41:50

god there are loads out at the minute - i thought it earlier too - but lots of smaller ones still - so I think there will be lots more - we will in london, has been very hot here lately - would love to hear the recipes - I wondered about making smoothie lollipops - not sure how?

xmummy Thu 13-Aug-09 21:42:46

I have just read that message and it makes no sense at all - only one glass of wine too!

sherby Thu 13-Aug-09 21:44:21

loads here and lots of small one still!

they stay in the fridge for about 10 mins before the DC eat them, so haven't had a chance to make anything yet

BlueChampagne Fri 14-Aug-09 13:25:59

Freeze them for future inspiration.

JackieNo Fri 14-Aug-09 13:38:20

We just picked about 20 'wild' ones, but most were either mildewed or not yet ripe. So we went to the pick your own place and now have loads. I'm planning to just stew them with apples, then use some to make the obvious blackberry and apple crumble, and freeze the rest, I think.

Yorky Fri 14-Aug-09 13:44:34

I'm having similar problems since we went to a PYO farm - what can you do with blueberries apart from muffins?
Love crumble, made raspberry jam in my bread maker and it set!

BlueChampagne Fri 14-Aug-09 16:34:40

Yorky - jam in a breadmaker - do tell! envy

Yorky Fri 14-Aug-09 20:22:52

Not very clever or impressive I'm afraid - breadmaker has a jam setting. You basically put the fruit and sugar in, turn it on and it heats and stirs, then you pour it in the jars!

thehouseofmirth Sat 15-Aug-09 18:00:14

I'm going to try the fruit vinegar and apple & blackberry leather recipes here

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