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    Default Something nice to do with blackcurrants?

    Last year I discovered a blackcurrant bush on my plot hiding under a blanket of stickybuds. This year I've kept it clear and it's rewarded me with a nice looking crop - so what do I do with them? Last year I made a redcurrant sorbet which was great, so I might do that, but does anyone have any other favourites?

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    Blackcurrants are my favourite fruit to make jam with. But I'm not yet getting enough of them to be worth making jam, so this year I just cooked them with a bit of sugar and ate them with plain white yogurt. Delicious!!
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    Ice cream and jam and smoothies is what I used mine on this year...
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    My wife made stewed fruit with xylitol sugar substitute, doesn't have that funny after taste you can get with stevia , just had it with ice cream. Hopefully I'll get more next year, first year for my bushes.
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    Vodka....
    Blackcurrant vodka. Anything else is just a waste.
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    1574 gin and tonics please Monica, large ones.

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    Mrs B makes blackcurrant syrup, though last year it turned out like wine gums
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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    Last year I discovered a blackcurrant bush on my plot hiding under a blanket of stickybuds. This year I've kept it clear and it's rewarded me with a nice looking crop - so what do I do with them?
    Cheers!
    Give them to me if you don't know what to do with them! My favourite fruit.

    Cook them with a little water and sugar to give a thick puree, use it on ice cream (even better, make your own ice cream and swirl it in as a blackcurrant ripple), white chocolate mousse with blackcurrant coulis is to die for, summer pudding if you've got other fruit...
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    Blackcurrants fantastic this year, have made jam, have put some in rum to make 'rum cassis ', blackcurrant ice cream is delicious as is blackcurrant sorbet!
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