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Jamanda

So many blackberries!

I picked about 5lb virtually from one spot today! I plan to make a batch of the chutney recipe I posted the other day, and see about getting some elderberries to make 1/2 blackberry 1/2 elderberry wine. I still have jelly from last year. What else can I do?
MornieG

We have lots of blackberries too and I'm going to try the blackberry chutney this week I hope.

Mo.XX
nats

BBC good food blackberry and coconut slice thingy. Divine
Behemoth

I made a litre of Blackberry jam last night. Suprisingly quick and easy. must have done something wrong.
Mistress Rose

We have a good crop too, and I am planning to make blackberry jelly. I still have a good lot of wine to bottle from the ones that were lurking in the freezer, so probably no more wine this year.

Found some more sloes Monday. They were in a place I had found them before, and seem to have come on well. It is a frost hollow, so the flower may have come out late enough to pick up the insects for pollination.
mochyn

Blackberry Chilli Jam? http://zombiesurvivalfoodbible.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/blackberry-chilli-jam.html
Duane Dibbley

Blackberry Vodka is very good Very Happy
Nicky Colour it green

blackberry cordial
sgt.colon

Well we'll be doing blackberry wine and Gil's blackberry port with the ones we get. That alone is 8lb of the fruit.
mochyn

Well we'll be doing blackberry wine and Gil's blackberry port with the ones we get. That alone is 8lb of the fruit.


But what about the other 8000 lb?
alison

Well we'll be doing blackberry wine and Gil's blackberry port with the ones we get. That alone is 8lb of the fruit.


We probably picked that yesterday!
MornieG

Pork and Blackberries.........

Pork and blackberries

Slow cooked, tender pork shoulder and crisp crackling served with a fruity stock.
Ingredients

1.5kg/3lb 5oz rolled pork shoulder

800g/1lb 12oz blackberries

For the gravy

500ml/18fl oz chicken or vegetable stock

1 red onion, sliced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp plain flour

Preparation method

Using a sharp knife, pierce the pork all over. Sit the pork in a bowl filled with the blackberries. Massage the berries into the pork crushing a few berries, and leave to marinade overnight in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3

In a roasting dish place the joint with all the marinade and roast for 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours, or until cooked through.

Preheat the grill to a medium heat. Remove the pork from the roasting dish and place it under the grill for 10 minutes, or until the skin is crispy.

Pour the chicken stock into the roasting dish to deglaze it, scraping the cooked pork and berries from base.

Meanwhile soften the red onion in a pan with the olive oil. Add the flour and then pour in the fruity stock, stirring constantly.

When an even crackling has formed on the joint under the grill it is ready to serve, with the stock alongside as a gravy.

Mo.XX
MornieG

Off to pick some blackberries now.............

3.30pm....maybe the 1.5kg I have picked is a little generous for the crumble I had in mind for supper tonight !!

Mo.XX
Jamanda

That sounds great too! I think I'm going to get my chef to concoct some kind of duck with blackberry sauce thing at the weekend. robkb

We had a good haul here with loads more still to pick. So far we've had them for dessert three times and froze a load more, but I think there'll be plenty more for jam etc Very Happy Andrea

I've not tried this, but it looks fab.

http://zombiesurvivalfoodbible.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/banana-chocolate-chip-blackberry-cake.html
Jess

We also found lots of berries. I make pies ith VERY VERY generous feeling. Just add some flour or cornstarch to berries and you will get very nice feeling of the pie. Barefoot Andrew

Out and about this afternoon, we may have stopped a few times for impromptu scoffing in the sunshine Very Happy
A.
Sherbs

they're looking very good round here too so I'm thinking about going BlackBerrying tomorrow. Also I found some kind of apple tree growing in the field behind the hut where the Sherbling has Brownies, the apples are very sharp and dry in flavour but bigger than your average crabapple so I don't know what they are but they might be good for some sort of jam making experiment. Mistress Rose

They could be wildings. Apple pips don't breed true, so an apple core thrown away can result in some interesting offspring. Crab apples of various sorts are sometimes planted in new hedges, and some of the apples in hedges are even quite good. There is one outside our house that produces good apples, but of course the 'tidy monkeys' have flailed it, so the only way to get the apples is to pick them off the ground. Somewhere-by-the-river

blackberries

I must have about 12lb+ blackberries in my freezer - I've been making the most of it and have plans for pies, jelly, chutney, blackberry whisky and more of what I've already been making (and drinking) by the gallon...

...The River Cottage preserving book (by Pam Corbin) has a cordial recipe that is fab and works great with blackberry and apple (cookers work well, eaters not too bad though rather sweet for me, have yet to try the crab apples that I have just found at our new home - though they might go for jelly)... Really recommend it, everyone I've fed it to so far thinks it's just as good as I do.

Long last the wild harvest!
graysalchemy

elderberry Port

I make a rather good elderberry Port with Elders Damsons and blackberries.

per gallon

2lb damsons
2lb elderberry
2lb blackberry
1lb raisins (minced)
1 tsp pectinase
2lb of sugar

Disolve the sugar by boiling in a little water, Mash the berries to a pulp and then add raisins Sugar syrup and pectolase. Ferment on the pulp using a port yeast then after a week strain and transfere to a DJ. Leave for a few months then rack then bottle after 6 months. It will need a few years in the bottle. I have collection of aged port ranging from 10 yr old to one bottle of 20 yr old port.

Elderberry stout is also rather good also Very Happy Very Happy
bubble

I make a rather good elderberry Port with Elders Damsons and blackberries.

per gallon

2lb damsons
2lb elderberry
2lb blackberry
1lb raisins (minced)
1 tsp pectinase
2lb of sugar

Disolve the sugar by boiling in a little water, Mash the berries to a pulp and then add raisins Sugar syrup and pectolase. Ferment on the pulp using a port yeast then after a week strain and transfere to a DJ. Leave for a few months then rack then bottle after 6 months. It will need a few years in the bottle. I have collection of aged port ranging from 10 yr old to one bottle of 20 yr old port.

Elderberry stout is also rather good also Very Happy Very Happy where do you live Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Smile graysalchemy

I make a rather good elderberry Port with Elders Damsons and blackberries.

per gallon

2lb damsons
2lb elderberry
2lb blackberry
1lb raisins (minced)
1 tsp pectinase
2lb of sugar

Disolve the sugar by boiling in a little water, Mash the berries to a pulp and then add raisins Sugar syrup and pectolase. Ferment on the pulp using a port yeast then after a week strain and transfere to a DJ. Leave for a few months then rack then bottle after 6 months. It will need a few years in the bottle. I have collection of aged port ranging from 10 yr old to one bottle of 20 yr old port.

Elderberry stout is also rather good also Very Happy Very Happy where do you live Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Smile

Purgatory
Mistress Rose

Looks interesting. Thanks.
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