I have three blackcurrant bushes and two redcurrant. Gonna be tens of kilos of fruit! (close to 20Kg just of blackcurrants (3 bushes)
Luckily all currants freeze well. Will need a big freezer to accumulate fruit until all of a type/variety is harvested.
Boil blackcurrants with sugar, drain. Use the pulp left in the jellybag for jam, use the juice for cordials—any other ideas out there? Might even be able to pick fruit this year.
Cordial be good for making ice cream—gelato, hmmmm!
Small town—share the harvest, get some return favors.
Currants should be planted late fall but these are in containers (tree bags) so will be planted this summer, COVID permitting.
Anybody have a fave black currant jam recipe? Or red currant? I eat redcurrants raw, sprinkling of sugar, go nice in fruit salad, nice strong earthy note amid the juicy sweetness. Most be turned into jelly I guess: tip 150ml unsweetened redcurrant jelly into a sauce or stew, hmmmm.
BUGGER! Can’t find the Italian cookbook with the recipe for Margherita cake. Flour was twice sifted to be airy, eggwhites whipped stiff and folded into the rest of the mix to provide the raising agent. Came out with a really fine crumb and a lovely lightly eggy flavor. The top of the cake tended to be a bit like the top of an omelette. Looked on the web—I really don’t like most web recipes. Will get ingredients, make it the way I remember. Can beat the butter and sugar till that is really light and fluffy, that will help.
For Mum’s birthday 23rd of this month, younger sis and her bubby will he here, clean out Mum’s bedroom day.