Striking blackcurrant cuttings

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Re: Striking blackcurrant cuttings

Post: #288382 fruitfly
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:49 am

Is there a way you can dry the currants then sell online? The leaves are edible, btw, you could use them instead of vine leaves if you like dolmas. Has anyone used them as a herbal tea? I know raspberry leaves can be used like that.

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Re: Striking blackcurrant cuttings

Post: #288383 Odsox
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:49 am

I dried some blackcurrants a few years ago and they were pretty much inedible like that. Mrs Odsox made fruit buns with the dried currants and although the flavour was quite nice the currants were still obnoxiously seedy.
I didn't try making tea with them though.
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Re: Striking blackcurrant cuttings

Post: #288384 diggernotdreamer
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:21 am

I too y blackcurrants and they were too gritty to eat, but I put them into some herbal tea you have to leave them to steep for a while, I have a diffuser tea pot and mixed with lemon verbena which was very pleasant, the blackcurrants need squishing first to allow the water to penetrate better

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Re: Striking blackcurrant cuttings

Post: #288400 fruitfly
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:27 pm

Yesterday, I decide to browse through a Constance Spry recipe book that I bought... last year. Blackcurrant leaves are mentioned in a couple of the recipes. On dealing with the bushes I never noticed anything special about them, but it seems that they have some sort of flavour that makes them worth putting in desserts.
There's blackcurrant leaf ice and spiced plums in blackcurrant leaves!


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