Hedgerow recipes

fece z 18/11/2014

Wild Cherry Brandy Recipe

This makes a great festive drink- perfect for an after-dinner tipple, and by preparing the recipe now, you’ll have a bottle of wild cherry brandy just in time for Christmas.   Recipe makes about 850ml Ingredients: 500g wild (sour) cherries, with or without their stems 300g granulated sugar About 300ml brandy Method: 1. Begin by sterilising your wide-mouthed bottling jars (this is a glass bottle with a well-fitting screw-top or swing-top lid). It is up to you whether to make one big blend or split up your mixture into several... Read More

afbe z 10/07/2014

Rowan Jelly Recipe

This rowan jelly provides a sharp and slightly bitter flavour, perfect to serve with lamb or game.   Recipe makes 3-4 large jars Ingredients: 1kg rowan berries 1kg crab apples Approx. 1kg granulated sugar 1.2 litres of water Juice of 1 lemon   Method: 1.  Place a jelly bag or line cheesecloth in a sizeable sieve and place over a large bowl. 2.  Chop your crab apples into small chunks (this does not have to be done neatly), then wash with your rowan berries, before adding all the fruit into... Read More

bebc z 07/04/2014

Rose Petal Jam Recipe

This jam makes a wonderful treat on your morning toast, is a great alternative to sugar when mixed with your porridge and can be used for an unusual, tasty cake filling.   Recipe makes 3 large jars Ingredients: 1.5 litres wild rose petals (lightly pressed in the measuring jug) 1kg granulated sugar 3 lemons 850ml water Few drops of rosewater (optional) Method: 1. Start by rinsing and drying the rose petals to make sure any dirt is washed away. Place the rose petals into a large bowl and cover completely... Read More