Blackcurrant Cordial.



With all those delicious vitamin C and antioxidant filled Blackcurrants almost all harvested and frozen it’s time to think what to do with them. I will as usual make lots of Blackcurrant Jam. This sells well at local shops and markets. I also want to make a Blackcurrant Chutney this year. Anyone out there ever made a chutney from Blackcurrants? Do you have a good recipe to share?


Blackcurrant cordial is another definite to make. It’s a great way to get your Vitamin c throughout the Winter. It makes a lovely hot drink too, just add hot water to your cordial and a little honey if desired.   So without further ado here is the recipe:

Blackcurrant Cordial

500g blackcurrants

275g sugar

250ml water

half a teaspoon of citric acid

In a heavy based saucepan simmer everything together for 5 minutes. Using a potato masher, break up the fruit…

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2 thoughts on “Blackcurrant Cordial.

    • Hi Bridget!

      So few folks do — the blueberry monoculture that exists on the farm at present is artificially acidified (sadface) but there are sooooooo many kinds of interesting berries out there that there’s probably something just as entertaining that WILL work with your soil. Do you get the Burnt Ridge Nursery catalog? If not, I *highly* recommend it — they’ve got an excellent array of edible and/or useful plants, and I’d be shocked if there weren’t something tasty you could grow instead. (While supporting your local chemical-free blueberry growers, of course!)

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