ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2021 Allrecipes.com, Inc. Wash the blackcurrants and remove any green stems, as this will cause bitterness. CONTIGUOUS US ONLY. and I have plans to incorporate it into a cocktail or two this weekend. Typically made with blackcurrant Blackcurrant jam is another favourite. I’m Janie, I’m a food writer, photographer and recipe creator. Must make this! Thanks from this American! Suspend in a jelly bag over a pan and allow to drip overnight. Pour into sterilized bottles, or freeze in plastic bags, ice cube trays for later use. Recipe for easy homemade cassis. So glad you enjoyed it Cait :) Living the real-food dream on a Cornish smallholding. Every year I make and bottle jam and this is enjoyed year round. Suspend in a jelly bag over a pan and allow to drip overnight. Blackcurrant Pavlova is one of our favourite blackcurrant recipes.Both crispy and soft, pavlova is the perfect dessert for summer months. Blackcurrant recipes. Read More. How can I make the syrup last for Xmas presents? Easy to make and easy to store, enjoy summer blackcurrants in a whole new way. Sticky oaty blackcurrant flapjacks. It is the perfect little treat and tastes quite delicious. In a large preserving pan, combine the blackcurrants with the water, sugar and lemons and cook very gently over a low heat for 2 hours. Us too Bridget, all the berries are amazing :), It sure is! I share my home with Jonny and a little black rescue cat called Sassy. Heaven ;). Spoon out about 16 meringues and dust or sprinkle with around 2 teaspoons of the blackcurrant powder. Add 7 ice cubes in your Vertuo Alto mug. The next day, skim and pour into sterilised bottles and seal immediately. You should now have 100ml of blackcurrant syrup in the bowl. Cocktails ideas by fruit, ingredients, event... Search all the cocktails you need ! Just picked the first of this year’s crop, so on the stove now. In the USA though there were been restrictions on growing blackcurrants for a hundred years as diseases they can carry that affect pine were seen as a threat to the logging industry. In tarts and turnovers a filling of blackcurrants, sugar and chopped fresh mint is a revelation. I do the same with (cultivated) blackberries, of which I grow far more than I and my family can eat, and also redcurrants (though I usually have so few of these that I simply lose them with the blackcurrants!). Once strained, add a shot of … Still too hot to test but will let you know if it works…, Very cool Paul! Perfect for breakfast, lunchboxes or simply with a cuppa. Squash them down well … And I DO also sometimes add some sugar (rough and ready, but less than you use). To serve, dilute the syrup in water. Allow to cool. Strain through a jelly bag, muslin or fine sieve. FREE SHIPPING ON QUALIFYING ORDERS $25+ NO CODE REQUIRED. Gently heat through until sugar has dissolved. It will be full if vitamin C so I am sure it will do the same job. Bring to a simmer then add the lemon zest and juice followed by the blackcurrants. it is delicious, sure to keep the colds at bay this winter. This makes a thin syrup (like true maple syrup). Home-grown veggies, our hens’ eggs, foraged wild foods & local ingredients. Janie x. I’ve made syrup for a number of years and have adapted the method over the years – I have found that if you cook the berries then cool, add 1 tsp of Pectolase (an enzyme used in winemaking to break down pectin) and leave overnight, you will get a better juice yield with a deeper flavour. Freshest Ribena ever! We have gooseberries but they always go into jam. This is one of the most delicious syrup I've ever made. Store in the fridge until needed. This year because of the cold spring we got in Canada I got a smaller crop and decided to make some Blackcurrant syrup instead. Once the sugar has dissolved bring the syrup to a gentle simmer. Jane x, […] So – I decided to make black currant syrup using another recipe I found on a blog called The Hedge Combers – A Field-to-Fork Foodie Adventure. Despite the weather the Blackcurrant harvest is excellent this year. Pour them into a wide and deep container and mash them. The blackcurrants almost go jam like when baked with the oats and syrup. Measure the juice and to each pint (or each 560ml), add 250g-350g sugar. Grab the recipe below, and do tag me in any pics you share on social media – I love to see when my recipes get made around the world! It is so simple to do, and you will be rewarded with a big batch of blackcurrant syrup that will knock the socks off anything you can buy in the supermarket. So if you grow or can source a bunch of blackcurrants this year, do yourself a favour and make this recipe pronto! Not sure Barbara, but when you find out could you let me know & I’ll add the instructions to the bottom of the post :) Speaking of gluts and […], Your email address will not be published. Blackcurrant is one of the most delicious berries I've ever tasted. Time will turn the blackcurrants into a smooth & delicious blackcurrant liqueur. Using a wooden spoon, push the blackcurrants and juices through the sieve into the bowl. Janie x. Simmer the fruits for 10 minutes, add the juice and skin of the lemon. Wash and clean the blackcurrants well. Jane x. I’m no genius, but I AM all for easy ways of doing things. We make this every year and can it. This was so good blended with water and ice in my bullet blender. Ingredients. Put the berries and water in a bain marie or basin over a pan of hot water. I also do the same with raspberries tart cherries and apples (would do more but that’s all I have in the back yard). Edited to add; Angela left this great tip in the comments – “I have been making it for years, I also freeze ice cube sizes…… perfect for storing for longer periods.” Genius! COVID-19: Committed to keeping our customers and employees safe. I suspect your amount of sugar IS needed if it’s to be kept in jars, and not frozen. How can I make the syrup last for Xmas presents? To drink, dilute this cordial to taste (like you would with Ribena) with sparkling water or milk. So if you grow or can source a bunch of blackcurrants this year, do yourself a favour and make this recipe pronto! Great info Paul, thanks so much for sharing! Angela, that is a fantastic idea! Janie x, I make elderflower cordial and put that tablet in to make it last works well. Can’t wait to make black currant water kefir and kombucha next week. Janie x, I am from the Caribbean and adding a little ginger to the mix gives it an added great flavour, Ooh that sounds like a great idea Susan, thanks so much! 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