Sunday, 7 August 2011

Redcurrants!





I adore redcurrants almost as much as I adore peaches and nectarines. redcurrants have a short season so I like to pig out a bit when they are around however they are so sour they need a bit of work to make them taste nice. One of my favourite things is to eat them with yoghurt in some way - like in the image above - with finely grated apple (that in this image admittedly looks a bit like worms lol) Making the redcurrants ready to eat takes a lot of time as I like to leave them in the fridge overnight to "sweeten" a little.

Ingredients:


  • a pound of redcurrants
  • 2 - 3 oz - 50 - 75 grams of castor sugar
  • 1 oz - 25 grams of brown sugar
  • pint - 500 ml of yoghurt
  • small apple, finely grated or chopped



To prepare redcurrant "goo":

  1. Wash and take the berries from the stalks, making sure to take out any bad ones.
  2. Put the redcurrants and castor sugar (not the brown sugar yet) in a largish bowl squish them with a fork.
  3. When you can see no more whole berries cover the bowl with cling film and put in the fridge over night.
  4. Just before serving add the brown sugar and stir - this makes it darker but also sweetens it a bit more
This goo can be used for all kinds of things :)

To prepare the yoghurt drink:
  1. Put the grated apple into the bottom of a a really large glass or bowl.
  2. Add a good 10 - 15 table spoons of the goo till the glass or bowl is half full.
  3. Pour yoghurt over the top.
Even though if you taste the goo it's pretty sour still the yoghurt seems to stop the sourness and makes it almost sweet.

Enjoy!

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