Using damson gin recipes

Specials Board: Damson Jam

Specials Board: Damson Jam

Using a potato masher start mashing the damsons so they burst, this will also help in removing the stones
My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

Fruit cheeses (damson, crab apple or quince) partner cheese for a truly local cheeseboard. You get different coffee with each delivery, which comes with detailed information about its origins
Upside-Down Dark Chocolate, Coffee and Pear Cake

Upside-Down Dark Chocolate, Coffee and Pear Cake

Using a hand whisk, beat the eggs with the sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. As I poured the chocolate mix on top of my damson-replaced nectarines soaked in the gin, I was thinking that next time I should try a non-alcoholic version and flip it upside-down so that the pears would be caramelised and glistening on top – rather like a Tarte Tatin style chocolate cake
Greengage Jam and what to do when your jam is too runny!

Greengage Jam and what to do when your jam is too runny!

Gooseberry & Gin Jam – Foodie Quine. So imagine my delight when I came across 6 punnets of reduced Greengages (35p each from £1) in my local supermarket last week. I also had 3 yellow plums that needed using up so I tossed those in too which probably affected the colour slightly. Damson Jam – Fab Food 4 All. Damson & Redcurrant Jam – BakingQueen74
Bullace cheese

Bullace cheese

You could also, I guess, make 'cubes' using ice cube trays if that doesn't re-open any Annabel Karmel babyweaning type scars for you
Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Off the heat, stir in the sloe or damson gin if you are using it. Mix together all ingredients in a brandy glass and garnish with a holly leaf, using a miniature peg to connect it to the glass
Spin your Mum Round on a Demijohn Carousel on Mother's Day

Spin your Mum Round on a Demijohn Carousel on Mother's Day

Nestled in a hand-crafted presentation rack are three sleek Goccia 100ml bottles filled with Organic Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur, fruity Damson Gin and velvety smooth Spiced Rum. If this combination doesn’t appeal Demijohn can offer many other Mother’s Day gift ideas using any combination of its 30 or so liqueurs, spirits, fruit vinegars or oils so you will spoilt for choice
Stone Fruit Yoghurt Sundae

Stone Fruit Yoghurt Sundae

To make this with plums or damsons, add a little almond essence or sloe gin to the compote. This is also a good technique to use with damsons and small wild plums that are difficult to stone
23 Festive Food Ideas to Make This Week

23 Festive Food Ideas to Make This Week

Link up your festive season food or drink posts using the widget below. So I’m going to try and embrace it this week (and find time to sit for a minute or too to test out my damson gin
Making Sloe and Hedgerow Gin

Making Sloe and Hedgerow Gin

In your selected receptacle put your sloes, blackberries, rosehips, plums, raspberries or whatever else you're using
Pear and Damson Lattice Pie

Pear and Damson Lattice Pie

I was a little concerned about using the under ripe pears in this dish but it actually turned out to be a stroke of genius