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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #235775 dave45
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:54 pm

Update... Just made blackcurrant cordial - used the old aluminium steamer to extract a large saucepans- worth of juice and just added sugar... Not quit as strong as ribena, as it can be drunk neat... 50/50 dilution is good ...

Tons more to pick.... Still looking for a reliable wine recipe.

I am guessing that the steam juice extraction method is "gentler" than blitz-and-soak coz the cordial has a very rounded flavour.... Could be wrong.

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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #235780 red
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:22 pm

I'm having a rubbish blackcurrant year so am :mrgreen:
blackcurrant icecream is the DBs and cassis is good.. and blackcurrants are a must in summer pudding
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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #235782 Thomzo
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:35 pm

Mmmm, not fair. My blackcurrant bush hasn't done too well either. I fancy the blackcurrant milkshake though. That sounds yummy.

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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #235819 boboff
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:55 am

* Thinks before glouting.....

I picked two full carrier bags full on Sunday, got at least that still on the bushes, should be knocking on 100lb of fruit this year.

I made Blackcurrant mouse last night which was absolutley lovely.

Boil fruit with sugar, sieve, cool, add 3 egg yolks when warm, stir, whisk whites with lemon juice and caster sugar, fold, whip double cream, fold, put in glasses, chill....... serve with runny cream, absolutley lovely!
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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #235996 Millymollymandy
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:42 am

I've frozen 7.735kg from my 2 bushes, 3kg more than last year!!! :shock: Bushes are about 5 years old now, I do hope to god they don't keep on producing more and more kilos as each year passes. :lol:
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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #237439 boboff
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:55 am

I made blackcurrant cordial at the weekend in the Steamer, then used the "pulp" to make wine.
Yesterday I made blackcurrant Ice cream, very rich, but lovely.
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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #237443 Clarry
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:19 am

*must get myself a blackcurrant bush*

That blackcurrant mousse sounds yummy!

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Re: Blackcurrants

Post: #237566 Millymollymandy
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:52 am

That's a real shame :( - I don't understand why the birds are not interested in my currants, or even my raspberries any more. I've stopped netting the rasps as it was too hard to pick them. :dontknow: Not complaining obviously it's just wierd!
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