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    What can I do with all those blackcurrants

    have given loads away!

    there is always jam, jam, or jam

    any other ideas pleeeeease.
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    Blackcurrant ice-cream
    Blackcurrant cordial
    Blackcurrant coulis

    Any other ideas let me know, I've made all these and jam and still have blackcurrants left

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    It makes a fantastic sorbet.
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    They're nice in a merange pie instead of lemon.

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    Jam tarts. Jam keeps a long time! Come next May, you'll be wondering why you didn't make more jam . Also good to chuck in a sauce for roast duck.

    Ooo, forgot to mention, JELLY!
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    Wine?

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    Default Blackcurrant Wine - from CJJ Berry

    3lb Blackcurrants
    3lb Sugar
    1 gallon Water
    Yeast and nutrient
    Pectic enzyme

    Put the currants into a plastic bucket or bowl and crush them. Boil up the sugar in the water and pour still boiling on the currants. When it has cooled to about blood heat, add the pectic enzyme and a day later a wine yeast (and nutrient), and keep closely covered for 5 dyas in a warm place, giving it an occasional stir.

    Strain into a fermenting jar, fit an airlock.

    Let it stand until fermentation ceases and the wine clears, usually in about 3 months, then syphon off into fresh, sterilised bottles.
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    Make a hot blackcurrant gin sauce (or cassis if you have it) and pour over ice cream.

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