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Hate raisins, currants, sultanas in chutney - any replacement suggestions?
Sat 3-Oct-09
4:34 pm
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fn
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I had an email from Katie that I can't answer, can anybody help?

I love to make chutneys etc from whatever is available but loath and detest the
texture and squishiness of sultanas, raisins and currants.  What is the need for
them in the first place, and if they are integral what could I use instead
please?

Sat 3-Oct-09
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Toffeeapple
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How about dried apricots, cranberries or cherries? Aren't they there to balance the acidity of the vinegar?

I'll try that again!

Sun 4-Oct-09
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The raisins etc are useful for absorbing liquid in a chutney, adding sweetness and creating a greater depth of flavour- you can leave them out, but you may need to add more sugar ( use brown) to the mix to give sufficient sweetness and cook it for longer to reduce the liquid. Or add another dried fruit as suggested above- bear in mind that the flavour will then be different and you may need to alter the spices used to suit.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 25-Oct-09
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I have just made a fruit chutney with no raisins etc in the recipe;

500g ONIONS

1.4 kg FRUIT (apple, pear, plum)

450g soft brown sugar

570ml cider vinegar

1tsp mixed spice
1tsp dried mustard

2 cloves garlic
125g dates

Chop all fruit ,

Chop onions and boil in a little water until soft

drain onions and then place everything in the pan

cook until thick and lustrous

place in jars

leave for 3 months until matured

Hope this pleases!!

shelley

Fri 27-Nov-09
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Scots Mary
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SmileHi All

Have just been searching through chutney recipes and found this one that might interest you  Tomato Ginger and Saltana Chutney - have not tried it myself yet but will tomorrow - will post results but in the meantime this is where I found it http://www.britishlarder.co.uk/what-to-do-with-a-g.....nbsp;enjoy - Sorry Katie

Mary

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