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Sat 20-Apr-13
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Original Redhead
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Hi all sorry not been around much, and my first post upon return is asking for help but have a serious glut of mint.

Mint Sauce, Mint Jelly, Creme de Menthe all sorted but could do with some more recipes.

 

Was thinking chocolate and mint muffins, for the freezer, but all the recipes seem to use premade mint chocolate.   

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Sat 20-Apr-13
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Hattie
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waveI use it in salads using cous-cous, with other suitable herbs, it's delicious. A lot of Middle Eastern recipes use it, there are many recipes online.

 

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Sat 20-Apr-13
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If you grow rhubarb, here's a recipe for rhubarb and mint jelly. I got it from a book on preserving and pickling but haven't tried this particular recipe as my rhubarb isn't up yet.

 

1kg./2 1/4 lbs. rhubarb (a good way to use up older, tough rhubarb)

about 1.3kg. /3lbs.) preserving or granulated sugar, warmed

large bunch of fresh mint

30 ml/2tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

 

Cut rhubarb into chunks; cook, covered, until soft in a large pan with just enough water to cover it.  Pour cooked, cooled fruit into a jelly bag, suspended over a bowl and leave to drain overnight.

Measure the strained juice and add 450g / 1 lb warmed sugar for each 600 ml/ 1 pint/ 2 1/2 cups strained juice. Add the bunch of mint and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Boil to setting point (105C/220F). Remove the mint.

Leave to stand for 10 mins. , stir in chopped mint, then pot and seal.

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Sat 20-Apr-13
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Thanks Hattie, I use it a lot in cooking just wondering about ways of keeping some for snowtime, rather than giving excess to the rabbits.   Brambleberry mint and rhubarb sounds good, will give it a try when my rhubarb is cropped.

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Sat 20-Apr-13
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You could take the leaves off the stalk and dry for future use. That or freeze the leaves whole or shredded and popped into ice cubes with a bit of water. I am envious of your predicament btw...

Sat 27-Apr-13
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Tracey, I chop it and freeze it in freezer bags, it tends to stay loose and is easy just to grab a handful for a salad or sauce if needed.

Cor, getting some big sums to do today, where's all the 1+1s gone?

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