A dessert using frozen black currants anyone?

The blackcurrant are quite a different taste to the red currants so I don't think I can substitute black for red. I am thinking of a buckle or similar. Anyone got any recipes?

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Pegeen
Pegeen June 22, 2014

Puree them with a few tablespoons of water, sugar to taste starting with small amounts, and use as a sauce over just about anything. A little lemon or mint will brighten it up. If you want to make it savory, heat very gently with some chopped thyme or rosemary (leave out the lemon or mint).

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amysarah
amysarah June 22, 2014

Cassis is made from black currants - and I've often cooked berries down with cassis to make a syrup/berry compote to serve over vanilla panna cotta, ice cream, etc. More or less as Pegeen suggests. Also, over pound cake or maybe a lemon mousse. You could also use them in a mixed berry or plum tart (I love a tart with one color fruit - e.g., blueberry/plum.)

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Millicent
Millicent September 7, 2014

I just got about a pound of fresh black currants and am thinking about using them for a lemon bar variation, i.e. shortbread crust with a sweet-sour topping made with fruit, eggs and sugar. Any idea if this would work?

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Shuna Lydon
Shuna Lydon September 7, 2014

I LOVE blackcurrants (the only currant to be one word). But they are a strong taste and not for everyone. I agree about making a syrup, although I would omit herbs and add them to finish a dish, because cassis will put the kibosh on anything that tries to marry or dance with it.

I love adding them to scones, pancakes, jams, ice cream, cakes, muffins and pies - with other fruits - because they add a disco ball to every boring cocktail party. They're deep and soulful, sexy and mysterious, meaty and lusty, all at the same time. They freeze well, do not lose their umph, and can be used sparingly or with abandon. Throw caution to the wind and have fun with them!

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