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    Blackberry and buttermilk cake - it's blackberry season, this cake will bring you disproportionate joy!!

    I have an exceptional recipe for a blackberry buttermilk cake.

    It's now blackberry season and every time that I make this cake for anyone they always ask for the recipe.

    So here is my gift to you, one of my ultimate favourite recipes.

    A tip: either have it fresh from the oven, or if you're having it the next day etc, warm it up in the microwave and it tastes like it's just come out of the oven. I think that due to the buttermilk the cake is a bit like scones; best eaten fresh and/or warm.

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    Original Poster

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    I don't bake cakes Can you please send me some in the post

    Original Poster

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    Original Poster

    One when I remembered to add the demerera!

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/48D71769-7282-49C5-930A-50B5AC694BE8_zpsmjgq47yy.jpg


    The one I remembered the demerera afterwards (it had been a LONG day!)

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    I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat instead. they are steeping in vodka for now and should be ready for xmas drinks

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    summerof76

    I don't bake cakes Can you please send me some in the post





    Try it!

    Or come here and I'll make you one.

    I've got another request for it on Wednesday so I'll make one on Tuesday. If you pop round I'll make another!

    Original Poster

    loumar76

    I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat … I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat instead. they are steeping in vodka for now and should be ready for xmas drinks




    Please share any decent recipes!!

    I got some limoncello on the go, another AWESOME recipe and tastes delicious. Unfortunately there is absolutely no chance it will last until Christmas X)

    loumar76

    I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat … I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat instead. they are steeping in vodka for now and should be ready for xmas drinks


    Bet that will be tasty mmmmmmm

    loumar76

    I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat … I bake cakes but I used my blackberries to make a nice boozy treat instead. they are steeping in vodka for now and should be ready for xmas drinks


    That sounds interesting might try it
    always make sloe gin this time of year

    sickly sweet

    Please share any decent recipes!!I got some limoncello on the go, another … Please share any decent recipes!!I got some limoncello on the go, another AWESOME recipe and tastes delicious. Unfortunately there is absolutely no chance it will last until Christmas X)



    ​Homemade Blackberry Liqueur Recipe



    Ingredients

    1 lbs of Fresh Blackberries2 Cups of Vodka2 Cups of Water1 Cup of Sugar



    Wash the Blackberries

    Check the blackberries for any mold or over-ripe berries and discard them. Place the blackberries in a bowl. Gently wash them and dry them with paper towels.




    Muddle the Blackberries and Add Vodka

    Place the blackberries in a glass jar and crush them with a wooden spoon or muddler. Add vodka and stir well.

    Store the jar in a cool place away from sunlight for one month. Stir the blackberries with a metal or wood spoon at least once a week.




    Add Simple Syrup

    Boil 2 cups of water in a pan. Add the sugar and stir constantly until all the sugar dissolves completely. Let the simple syrup cool down. Add the simple syrup to the jar of blackberry liqueur and stir.

    Store the jar back to its place and let it sit for 2 weeks. Stir the liqueur at least once a week.




    Strain the Liqueur and Bottle It

    After at least six weeks of aging, the blackberry liqueur is ready to be strained. Get an empty jar or a container and strain the liqueur with a fine mesh strainer.

    Get an empty 1 liter bottle. Wash it and dry it. Use a funnel to pour the liqueur into the bottle.


    I found this on pinterest, there are loads of boozy recipes, I'm looking at Nutella vodka next.

    sickly sweet

    Try it!Or come here and I'll make you one. If you pop round I'll make … Try it!Or come here and I'll make you one. If you pop round I'll make another!




    whats ur address ?

    Original Poster

    loumar76

    ​Homemade Blackberry Liqueur RecipeIngredients1 lbs of Fresh Bla … ​Homemade Blackberry Liqueur RecipeIngredients1 lbs of Fresh Blackberries2 Cups of Vodka2 Cups of Water1 Cup of SugarWash the BlackberriesCheck the blackberries for any mold or over-ripe berries and discard them. Place the blackberries in a bowl. Gently wash them and dry them with paper towels.Muddle the Blackberries and Add VodkaPlace the blackberries in a glass jar and crush them with a wooden spoon or muddler. Add vodka and stir well.Store the jar in a cool place away from sunlight for one month. Stir the blackberries with a metal or wood spoon at least once a week.Add Simple SyrupBoil 2 cups of water in a pan. Add the sugar and stir constantly until all the sugar dissolves completely. Let the simple syrup cool down. Add the simple syrup to the jar of blackberry liqueur and stir.Store the jar back to its place and let it sit for 2 weeks. Stir the liqueur at least once a week.Strain the Liqueur and Bottle ItAfter at least six weeks of aging, the blackberry liqueur is ready to be strained. Get an empty jar or a container and strain the liqueur with a fine mesh strainer.Get an empty 1 liter bottle. Wash it and dry it. Use a funnel to pour the liqueur into the bottle.I found this on pinterest, there are loads of boozy recipes, I'm looking at Nutella vodka next.



    Thank you for the recipe, I'll be giving that a go

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    kick_u_in_the_nuts

    whats ur address ?




    Summer, Deeky, maccy, Daffers etc know X)

    I saw blackberries on sale in lidl today for over a quid a punnet . I parked in the car park next to a bush absolutely laden with them . Madness .
    Edited by: "psychobitchfromhell" 4th Sep 2016

    kick_u_in_the_nuts

    whats ur address ?


    You are last in the queue as there is a long line for cake tasting

    sickly sweet

    whats ur address ?[/quoSummer, Deeky, maccy, Daffers etc know X)


    te]
    Don't worry, i'm 1st in line and that cake better have cream
    Edited by: "summerof76" 4th Sep 2016

    psychobitchfromhell

    I saw blackberries on sale in lidl today for over a quid a punnet . I … I saw blackberries on sale in lidl today for over a quid a punnet . I parked in the car park next to a bush absolutely laden with them . Madness .



    ​they are expensive but I have a blackberry bush growing at the bottom of my garden so never need to buy any. I've got booze steeping , made crumble and pies and given a tub full to my neighbours who gave me home grown runner beans, tomatoes and apples in return.

    loumar76

    ​they are expensive but I have a blackberry bush growing at the bottom of … ​they are expensive but I have a blackberry bush growing at the bottom of my garden so never need to buy any. I've got booze steeping , made crumble and pies and given a tub full to my neighbours who gave me home grown runner beans, tomatoes and apples in return.


    Daft prices considering they are ten a penny in any hedgerow . I have a big bag in the freezer already .

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    psychobitchfromhell

    Daft prices considering they are ten a penny in any hedgerow . I have a … Daft prices considering they are ten a penny in any hedgerow . I have a big bag in the freezer already .




    The first time I saw my dad arrive with the dogs and what I thought was a full poo bag I was horrified when he brought the poo bag into the kitchen and left it on the side. I freaked out. Until I saw him trying to contain his laughter and I realised it was full of blackberries and not sh1t X)

    When he takes the dogs for a walk he goes blackberry picking....now I know when he turns up and I see very laiden bags that it's full of blackberry goodness and can get excited X)

    The blackberries he picked this week were the best I've ever had, they're perfectly ripe, deliciously tasty and wonderfully plump.

    sickly sweet

    The first time I saw my dad arrive with the dogs and what I thought was a … The first time I saw my dad arrive with the dogs and what I thought was a full poo bag I was horrified when he brought the poo bag into the kitchen and left it on the side. I freaked out. Until I saw him trying to contain his laughter and I realised it was full of blackberries and not sh1t X)When he takes the dogs for a walk he goes blackberry picking....now I know when he turns up and I see very laiden bags that it's full of blackberry goodness and can get excited X)The blackberries he picked this week were the best I've ever had, they're perfectly ripe, deliciously tasty and wonderfully plump.


    I have a great recipe for bramble jelly . Then there are smoothie and crumbles and jams . I love the hedgerow season . Such a bountiful supply of freebie goodness

    sickly sweet

    perfectly ripe, deliciously tasty and wonderfully plump.



    Sounds like summer

    They are Billberrys

    deeky

    Sounds like summer


    Listen cheeky deeky X)

    Sounds and looks great, I'll give it a go. Thanks sickly

    sickly sweet

    The first time I saw my dad arrive with the dogs and what I thought was a … The first time I saw my dad arrive with the dogs and what I thought was a full poo bag I was horrified when he brought the poo bag into the kitchen and left it on the side. I freaked out. Until I saw him trying to contain his laughter and I realised it was full of blackberries and not sh1t X)When he takes the dogs for a walk he goes blackberry picking....now I know when he turns up and I see very laiden bags that it's full of blackberry goodness and can get excited X)The blackberries he picked this week were the best I've ever had, they're perfectly ripe, deliciously tasty and wonderfully plump.


    if there are 2 bags then avoid the warm one..

    dont like brambles that much but put me down for a large slice also X)

    As a child we would go brambling and eat them whilst picking them, a few years back I discovered most contain larvae of flies

    How do you lot cope with this, its a shame but I can't eat them now

    You can see some worms on the surface and soaking in salt water is supposed to get rid but there are still larvae INSIDE the berries!

    If you are vegetarian then maybe you dont want to eat wild protein.

    Really disappointed with nature's larder in this case.

    airfix

    As a child we would go brambling and eat them whilst picking them, a few … As a child we would go brambling and eat them whilst picking them, a few years back I discovered most contain larvae of flies :|How do you lot cope with this, its a shame but I can't eat them now :(You can see some worms on the surface and soaking in salt water is supposed to get rid but there are still larvae INSIDE the berries!If you are vegetarian then maybe you dont want to eat wild protein. Really disappointed with nature's larder in this case.


    bleh, that reminds me why i dont like raspberries

    will retract my request for a large slice and await your next bake ms sweet.

    brilly

    bleh, that reminds me why i dont like raspberrieswill retract my request … bleh, that reminds me why i dont like raspberrieswill retract my request for a large slice and await your next bake ms sweet.



    The only safe option is to buy berries from the supermarkets which have been sprayed and coated in chemicals and pesticides


    If you pop round I'll make another![/quote]whats ur address ?[/quote]You are last in the queue as there is a long line for cake tasting [/quote]

    merry xmas to you too

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    airfix

    As a child we would go brambling and eat them whilst picking them, a few … As a child we would go brambling and eat them whilst picking them, a few years back I discovered most contain larvae of flies :|How do you lot cope with this, its a shame but I can't eat them now :(You can see some worms on the surface and soaking in salt water is supposed to get rid but there are still larvae INSIDE the berries!If you are vegetarian then maybe you dont want to eat wild protein. Really disappointed with nature's larder in this case.




    I have found that the weather before and during the picking of the blackberries can have a huge effect on the quality of the berries.

    You have to go through them one by one before committing them to any recipe. It's time consuming but worth the effort.

    A friend of mine made a jam and I saw her scooping fly larvae off the top whilst it was cooking, which horrified me, but I have never ever had a problem and I look thoroughly! I guess that's why people often make bramble jelly as you sieve off all the bits so they won't be in the end product. Personally I just try to avoid them being there in the first place.

    I also make sure that any blackberries are picked far away from the road so they aren't covered with fumes.

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    kick_u_in_the_nuts

    If you pop round I'll make another!

    whats ur address ?[/quote]You are last in the queue as there is a long line for cake tasting [/quote]
    merry xmas to you too[/quote]


    Christmas?! Nooooooooo. Wash your mouth out, it's only just turned September

    brilly

    bleh, that reminds me why i dont like raspberrieswill retract my request … bleh, that reminds me why i dont like raspberrieswill retract my request for a large slice and await your next bake ms sweet.


    Don't you like the smell of raspberries billy?

    sickly sweet

    I have found that the weather before and during the picking of the … I have found that the weather before and during the picking of the blackberries can have a huge effect on the quality of the berries.You have to go through them one by one before committing them to any recipe. It's time consuming but worth the effort.A friend of mine made a jam and I saw her scooping fly larvae off the top whilst it was cooking, which horrified me, but I have never ever had a problem and I look thoroughly! I guess that's why people often make bramble jelly as you sieve off all the bits so they won't be in the end product. Personally I just try to avoid them being there in the first place.I also make sure that any blackberries are picked far away from the road so they aren't covered with fumes.



    sickly sweet

    I have found that the weather before and during the picking of the … I have found that the weather before and during the picking of the blackberries can have a huge effect on the quality of the berries.You have to go through them one by one before committing them to any recipe. It's time consuming but worth the effort.A friend of mine made a jam and I saw her scooping fly larvae off the top whilst it was cooking, which horrified me, but I have never ever had a problem and I look thoroughly! I guess that's why people often make bramble jelly as you sieve off all the bits so they won't be in the end product. Personally I just try to avoid them being there in the first place.I also make sure that any blackberries are picked far away from the road so they aren't covered with fumes.


    It's a shame brambles are affected by this problem, I am also not keen on wild mushrooms as had some bad experiences with those also.

    I know where to get apples from a hedgerow and rhubarb too so I won't go without some foraged puddings during autumn.

    Have you any ideas what hops can be used for? Apart from the obvious,lol, we grew some in our garden and they have gone mad.

    airfix

    Don't you like the smell of raspberries billy?


    not your ones i expect

    We were in Sherwood last week did a walk that should have taken an hour but took us nearly 2 kids wouldn't stop eating the blackberries, no chance to get have enough for cakes. Blackberry vodka is very good as well.

    Only eat the ones high up the bush and not the ones close to the ground

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    airfix

    It's a shame brambles are affected by this problem, I am also not keen on … It's a shame brambles are affected by this problem, I am also not keen on wild mushrooms as had some bad experiences with those also.I know where to get apples from a hedgerow and rhubarb too so I won't go without some foraged puddings during autumn.Have you any ideas what hops can be used for? Apart from the obvious,lol, we grew some in our garden and they have gone mad.




    I love rhubarb, but sadly it's just not taking well in the garden.
    The raspberries have been fantastic bearing in mind they were only planted last year.
    The strawberries are profoundly disappointing, I think they aren't happy where they are planted but that's the only place there's space for them so there's nothing I can do about that.

    I don't have any apple trees, I miss the ones from my childhood home and my grandpa's house, amazing cooking and eating apples in both gardens.

    I was tempted to ask on freecycle if anyone locally has an apple tree laiden with apples they don't mind me having some of, because it's always nice to have local produce but I don't know anyone with apple trees. We used to give ours away and were thrilled that they were going to good use so I'm sort of tempted to ask!

    At my childhood home we also had a plum tree that looked like it was dying/dead/rotten but it was a miracle tree, it had a 3 year cycle of a good crop, an amazing crop, a terrible crop etc. The plums were the best I've ever tasted and I used to get bellyache from eating too many and it was always worth it, they were far too delicious to resist.

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    eslick

    We were in Sherwood last week did a walk that should have taken an hour … We were in Sherwood last week did a walk that should have taken an hour but took us nearly 2 kids wouldn't stop eating the blackberries, no chance to get have enough for cakes. Blackberry vodka is very good as well. Only eat the ones high up the bush and not the ones close to the ground




    I remember walks as a child and blackberry picking.

    Also sloe picking for Dad's homemade sloe gin.

    Growing up we had a dog who loved raspberries and anything below knee height was deemed hers and she just used to eat them straight off the plants. We had a raspberry cage she used to break into and then get stuck, so ended up sunbathing with a belly full of raspberries until we realised she was missing and let her out X)

    I have some leftover vodka from the homemade limoncello so will be put in a request for some blackberries and make some whilst the berries are so perfectly ripe and plump.

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    miles136

    They are Billberrys




    These are definitely blackberries, bilberries look more like currents/blue berries (I'm pretty sure anyway).

    My nephews are allergic to strawberries so I always make some blackberry and apple jam to go into their birthday cakes and save it for them

    brilly

    not your ones i expect



    miles never complains

    Trouble with all these recipes can't find enough
    not even got sufficient elderberries for my wine yet
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