See what I did there? Ha ha!! What can you make with 9lbs of blackcurrants that's not jam? Well last night I started some Cassis. This morning I made Blackcurrant Chutney from this ancient recipe (if you've never visited Bealtaine Cottage I suggest you go have a look!) I tested it with some goats cheese. YUM!!!
I doubled the recipe and used 2lbs of blackcurrants. It made 5 x 1lb jars.
I used 5lbs of the frozen blackcurrants to make cordial. I based it on this recipe I used 5lbs of frozen berries and 1 litre of water. That made about 3 litres of juice so I added 1.5kg (gulp!!) of sugar. Apologies for mixing metric and Imperial measurements. My lovely mum had weighed everything into pounds.
I actually have 4 bottles of cordial and it's delicious!
And that's what you can do with 9lbs of blackcurrants! Now I've got to think of some things to use up raspeberries and gooseberries.