The blackberry bushes are bursting with juicy fruit and it is time to process the blackberries. But how? What can you make with these delicious berries? Well, in addition to the classic blackberry jam and compote, delicacies such as drinks, cakes and even savory dishes are also possible. We have compiled a variety of variants for you so that you can make the most of the rich harvest. The following blackcurrant recipes will please the whole family!
Make your own blackberry juice
Juice or compote is probably the easiest and fastest way to process wild berries. First, you need to wash the blackberries. You then get juice with a juicer, in which you put 750 g of fruit, which you can then sweeten to taste and dilute with a little water. The juicer has the advantage that large pieces of fruit, such as the seeds, are collected and only the juice remains. You can also juice blackberries using a blender and puree them in it. Then push the mass through a fine sieve and collect the juice.
Make your own blackberry compote or sauce
- 450 grams of blackberries
- 65 grams of sugar
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- 7 tablespoons of water
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
Bring 300g of blackberries, lemon juice, sugar and 3 tablespoons of water to the boil in a saucepan. After about 5 minutes, add the remaining blackberries. Mix the cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of water in a bowl and add to the saucepan to thicken (optional if you want a dessert sauce; leave more liquid for compote). After another four minutes, the compote is ready.
Blackberry Cake Recipes – Quick Crumb Cake
What would a collection of fruit recipes be without good old crumb cake? So if you want to try blackcurrant recipes for dessert, we definitely recommend the popular classic. Many think it’s a complicated cake, but that’s not true at all. Especially not when it is Not is a yeast cake as in our case. What you need:
- 360 grams of flour
- 300 g of sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- juice and peel of one lemon
- 225 g of butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 600 grams of blackberries
- 4 tsp cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and grease an oven pan (approx. 20 x 30 cm). Mix the flour with two thirds of the sugar, the baking powder, cinnamon, salt and lemon zest. Add the butter, egg and vanilla extract and mix until crumbly. Now spread half of it in the baking tray and press it down firmly.
Mix the remaining sugar with the cornstarch and lemon juice in a separate bowl. Stir in the blackberries and spread over the cake batter. Then crumble the rest of the batter over it to get the crumbs. Bake the blackberry cake until the crumbs start to turn golden brown, about 45 minutes. But don’t overdo it during the baking time, otherwise the base will burn. Let the blackcurrant pie cool and cut into cubes.
Fruity Blackcurrant Recipes – Prepare Liqueur
Do you occasionally treat yourself to a glass to relax in the evening? Or would you like to treat your friend to something special on her next visit? Then a homemade fruit liqueur is a great idea! Even if you are looking for blackcurrant recipes to prepare a gift from the kitchen, you can choose the following recipe. This is how easy it is to make blackcurrant liqueur:
- 700 grams of blackberries
- 750 ml red wine
- 300 grams of sugar
- 120 ml of vodka or gin
Wash and peel the fruit and place in a bowl. Add the wine and mash the berries with a potato masher. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave in a cool place for 48 hours. During this time you have to mash the berries from time to time with a potato masher.
Then press the mixture through a fine sieve, collecting the juice, and then through cheesecloth to remove any seeds and larger pieces of fruit. Then add the resulting liquid to a saucepan with the sugar and cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved (about 8 minutes). Remove the pot from the heat, add the vodka/gin, stir and let the blackberry liqueur cool. Pour into sterilized bottles and seal.
a notice: In principle, the liqueur lasts forever in sterilized bottles. However, if they are not sterilized, the liqueur should be used within a year.
Savory bruschetta with ricotta
Want a tasty idea for an in-between snack? Then you can make hearty recipes with blackberries! How about this bruschetta with ricotta and some other goodies? Also perfect as an appetizer or for the buffet at a party.
- 1 baguette, cut into 2.5 cm thick slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 250 grams of ricotta
- 200 grams of blackberries
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil or parsley
- sea salt
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Drizzle olive oil over the baguette slices and bake until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Then spread about a tablespoon of ricotta on each slice and decorate with about 2 blackberries per slice. Finally, drizzle honey over it and sprinkle basil/parsley and some salt over it.