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BLACKBERRY AND APPLE CHEESE (for Brightspark)
Wed 12-May-10
7:54 pm
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shelley
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Found this recipe on http://www.fiddes.net  Chef

Pick blackberries, clean and weigh and put in a pan

Add half the weight of the blackberries in apples (I cant buy cooking apples in France, but I use the most acidic possible) There is no need to core, or peel the apples; just wash and chop roughly, then add to the pan

Add water to nearly cover the fruit and then simmer until well broken up

weigh a bowl large enough to contain the fruit pulp

Sieve the fruit pulp through a nylon seive, into the bowl; discard anything which will not go through the sieve.

Weigh the bowl+pulp and calculate the weight of the pulp by subtracting the weight of the bowl from the total

Return pulp to the pan and add the same weight of sugar

Boil until setting point is reached, then pour into hot sterilised pots.

Wed 12-May-10
10:34 pm
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Cheers Shelley - now saved ...... I presume this would also work with raspberries and apples, possibly - different colour and different flavour?

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Thu 13-May-10
10:36 am
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I dont see any reason why not!

enjoy and let me know how the raspberry cheese goes!

Thu 13-May-10
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Oh wow - this sounds divine.  Hurry up blackberry season!  I_am_Hungry

Thu 13-May-10
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enjoy!! we have a huge blackberry bush near to our house but it depends how hot it gets as to how good they are; last year it was too hot and so many bushes just failed

Thu 13-May-10
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Shelley, we usually have an abundance of raspberries, so hopefully I will be able to try this out.

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Fri 14-May-10
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We have loads of apple trees now and planted some new raspberries and have lots of wild raspberries too, no blackberries though as they are not native to the area (loathe to introduce them for fear of creating an ecological disaster - but then again how much of an ecological disaster would it be to be overun with blackberries hmmm!) I_am_Hungry

Sat 15-May-10
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Joanna, I wonder if you could find out from the local authority if planting a blackberry bush would prove to be ecologically damaging?  It might be worth your while...

I'll try that again!

Sat 15-May-10
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Joanna, perhaps, if it is in fact okay to plant - maybe you could try a thornless one - much easier to harvest.

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