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Hawthorn Brandy
Thu 13-May-10
6:16 pm
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Could have sworn I had already posted this somewhere on this site, but anyway, here is the recipe as requested, taken from Hugh FW's book No. 2 Preserves

600ml brandy
450g haws
225g sugar

prick the haws all over

put them and the other ingredients into a large bottle

shake daily for first week, then weekly for a further 10 weeks.

at end of 3 months, sieve the liquid to get rid of the berries etc and re-bottle into clean, sterilised bottles.

try not to drink at once, but leave for about a year; however we failed at this step and can safely say it tastes delicious very early on!!

Fri 14-May-10
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Green Rosie
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I  love that Preserves book – although my haw ketchup failed miserably.  Will try the brandy methinks  this autumn. 

The hedgerow jelly is to die for thoughI_am_Hungry and I want to have a go at the beech leaf noyau soon.  I'll post up the recipe later if anyone is interested.

Fri 14-May-10
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Yes please! Although we do try to respect copyright, I doubt HFW would mind us pinching just two recipes. Whistle

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Fri 14-May-10
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Apparently there is no copyright on recipes Chef

Fri 14-May-10
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Hugh FW has lots of recipes on his site and is a top bloke so I think he'd be ok with it.  If not; well, there's more of us than there is of him...WhistleBig_Laugh

What is 'noyau'?

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Just call it free advertising Cheers

Fri 14-May-10
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I always thought noyau was walnut - but I've never heard of this ......

What is it, Green Rosie?

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Sat 15-May-10
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Green Rosie
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It's beech leaves steeped in gin and then sweetened and made a bit more alcoholic with the adition of some brandy.  Noyau is the french for fruit stone according to the HFW recipe ... which I will add later but I need to get the boys fed first

Sat 15-May-10
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I'll try that again!

Sat 15-May-10
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Green Rosie said:

I  love that Preserves book – although my haw ketchup failed miserably.  Will try the brandy methinks  this autumn. 

The hedgerow jelly is to die for thoughI_am_Hungry and I want to have a go at the beech leaf noyau soon.  I'll post up the recipe later if anyone is interested.


ooh shame about the ketchup _ mine was DELICIOUS!!!

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Green Rosie said:It's beech leaves steeped in gin and then sweetened and made a bit more alcoholic with the adition of some brandy.  Noyau is the french for fruit stone according to the HFW recipe ... which I will add later but I need to get the boys fed first


Ah, you're right, Green Rosie - walnut is 'noyer' - nearly but not good enough (Doh).

I must try harder !!!!  Big_Laugh

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brightspark said:

I must try harder !!!!  Big_Laugh


I used to get that statement on my maths school report!

I'll try that again!

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I think we all have  Whistle

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