Sunday, September 02, 2007

Blackberry picking on a Sunday!

blackberry-1 It's that time of year, just as the first signs of Autumn start to show, and the children go back to school for the new term, and the hedgerows are heavy with an abundance of blackberries. We went blackberry picking on Friday, a lovely way to round off the school holidays, and had no difficulty in filling our tupperware container. One of my many jobs for today, therefore, is to turn these shiny black berries into something delicious! With this in mind, I have trawled the internet for some suitable recipes, and I thought I'd share them with you. The first one is a super Bramley apple and blackberry crumble - I LOVE crumble, and I think that of all the things you can do with a blackberry, it's probably one of the best!! The recipe is here on the BBC food site. Also from the BBC site, recipes for blackberry and lemon fool, pear and blackberry upsidedown pudding, and blackberry brulee. From the rather delicious-sounding blackberry chocolate chip pie, blackberry cobbler, and blackberry and blueberry pie. And finally, from the UKTVFood site, blackberry swirl cheesecake, vanilla and blackberry tart, and delightful mini pavlovas. So, if the weather's fine where you are, why not have a little meander out into the sunshine, and plunder the hedgerows! I'm off into the kitchen to cook up some treats with this little lot! Happy Sunday! blackberry-2


Diana said...

Oh Yumy! I love crumble!

Karen said...

Mmmm, yummy!! I could eat them all :D