Make the most of blackberries whilst they're in season with delicious recipes for blackberry jam, homemade blackberry liqueur and blackberry scones. Also find savoury recipes such as blackberry and spinach salad, pork chops with blackberry-port sauce and more.
I picked 4kg of blackberries the other day from the Walthamstow marshes in London (so much more than back in the country!) and made two batches of jam with 2kg (with and without apples, and froze the rest) this was the best. It has a bit of a Christmasy taste because of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Here's my recipe - finite measurements are for squares :-)
This a chunky blackberry jam that requires no pectin. A foolproof jam recipe that can also be frozen in the freezer if you aren't processing it in sterilised jars.
Very simple fruit pudding cooked with a scone topping; you can use almost any kind of fruit, just vary the amount of sugar accordingly.
So much easier to make than a tart, this cheerful berry crumble can be made with fruits in season or with frozen berries.
Foraging time is on us again and seeing as these two berries always seem to live in close proximity to each other, why not combine them in a jam. It's difficult to give precise measurements and weights for this jam, it depends how juicy the berries are that you use. The important thing is that you get the sugar to juice ratio correct as detailed below. The amount of sugar you need will depend on how much juice the berries give out
Gather your friends and family and venture out into the countryside to search the hedgerows for blackberries. Blackberries are quite hardy and have a long harvest season from June through November, reaching their peak in August. Archaeologists believe that blackberries have been eaten in Britain since prehistoric times and were probably gathered between July and August and then preserved, allowing them to be eaten through the colder months. Join in this ancient wild food tradition and gather your blackberries while the sun shines.
A little late in the year to make this with fresh berries, but it does work just as well with frozen if you have any stashed away. The colour is a really deep purple and it tastes great. This would make an ideal homemade Christmas present.
Tired of blueberry muffins? Try these flavourful and vibrant blackberry muffins great for breakfast, picnics and parties.
One of the best fruit combinations for a pie! Chunky apple slices add texture while the blackberries add a natural sweetness and a lovely deep purple colour. Hard to resist served warm with vanilla ice cream or custard!
Celebrate blackberry season with this simple, yet delicious dessert. Equally good served warm on their own or with a dollop of fresh cream.