Using damson gin recipes

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Taxis, Trains and Temptation! 5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Smoky Mexican Stir Fry with Chicken

Taxis, Trains and Temptation! 5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Smoky Mexican Stir Fry with Chicken

 I was sent a selection of products from their speciality range and this was the first one I used (I have more recipes to follow using the rest of the products I used) as I LOVE chipotle chillies, and the smoky flavour that you get from them
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cranberry Fizz - A non-alcoholic drink for Christmas

Cranberry Fizz - A non-alcoholic drink for Christmas

Along the way, she rediscovers artisanal techniques and takes a wholesome approach to sourcing natural ingredients for infusing macerating, pressing brewing and fermenting your own drinks
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March Merriment – Opportunities to drink and dine your way into Spring

March Merriment – Opportunities to drink and dine your way into Spring

We recently wrote about the Botanist Cocktail Competition that encouraged bartenders all over London to create their own inventive and unique cocktails using foraged ingredients, and now you can try the winning libation
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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
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damson gin and a tale of unrequited love!

damson gin and a tale of unrequited love!

The next day, either using a darning needle or the tip of a very sharp knife, make a prick in the damson to nick the skin
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Duck Legs with 'Bramble' Gin and Duck Fat Potatoes - Dish of the Month

Duck Legs with 'Bramble' Gin and Duck Fat Potatoes - Dish of the Month

I only made a little change to the  Duck Fat Potato recipe,  using less fat, just what I gathered from the pan when roasting the duck legs, which I brushed over the potatoes and then baked in a dish in the oven
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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
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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
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Preserving the Harvest: Sugar Preserves

Preserving the Harvest: Sugar Preserves

vinegars are very easy to make using excess fruit, peelings and scraps. Damsons. ginger and Szechuan peppercorns
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Baked plums with a Ginger and Almond Topping

Baked plums with a Ginger and Almond Topping

And that is by using a bun tin. We have been given free rein to a neighbour’s damson tree at the allotment, so  damson gin has been made with jam to follow, and I am quite taken by the sound of Damson Cheese too
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Rovin' At Rolvenden

Rovin' At Rolvenden

The next stall I stopped at was Catherine Jordan Cakes, run by Catherine, an ex pastry chef lecturer, who bakes cakes, scones, biscuits, tarts and pies using seasonal local ingredients