If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some fresh blackcurrants - try making some gorgeous recipes with them! We have recipes for blackcurrant teabread, summer pudding, blackcurrant jam, homemade blackcurrant liqueur and much more.
Make these irresistible tartlets at the height of summer when red berries and currants are in season. The luscious fruits fill tartlet cases made with a light almond pastry and are topped with crisp meringue.
Tart blackcurrants make an excellent summer teabread that is fruity without being too sweet, while mint adds a fresh, herbal note. If you have a glut of blackcurrants, make a few loaves and freeze for up to 2 months.
I adored black forest gateaux in the 70s and loved trifle so decided I would fuse the two. You can make it all from scratch but also easy to substitute ready made goods if you don't have the inclination. The ingredients are split to enable you to decide at each 'layer'.
This blackcurrant jam is a family favourite and is very easy to make, and eat! We love blackcurrant jam in so many things that we have become quite creative! This jam is quite delicious with duck and most game dishes, and of course in a variety of sweet dishes like blackcurrant tarts and on ice cream; the opportunities to enjoy are endless! Blackcurrants are usually in season from June through August so look out for these berries in farm shops and supermarkets around this time.
Our family recipe for blackcurrant jelly is a favourite on teacakes and crumpets. The vibrant colour and clarity of this jelly is fabulous and we enjoy it year after year. Look for blackcurrants in season from June through August.