Whatja do with your mulberries?
Today we harvested a couple of buckets of mulberries from our, erm, mulberry tree - who would have known.
This does not count the ones that got eaten.
We share it with some chooks, some parrots and some black birds.
What do you do with an abundance of mulberries?
Doc's Not frugal Mulberry 'juice'
700 mls Vodka
700 mls mulberry juice (from about half a bucket of mulberries)
2 cups sugar
Mix, dissolve, bottle, leave for a month, drink.
If you want to share it as a gift (as if), you can pour into smaller bottles.
Doc and Scarecroew's mulberry cordial
This is based on a recipe from the instruction book for our Fowlers Vacola outfit
750 mls Mulberry juice (from the other half of the bucket of mulberries)
1 kg sugar
1 litre water
3/4 t citric acid or lemon juice
Boil up water and sugar in a pot until clear then add juice and citric acid/lemon juice.
Stir and allow to cool.
This amount will fill 4 #20 preserving jars.
Cook up in your FV according to instruction or however you cook up your preserves.
To use, place contents into a jug or bottle and keep in the fridge.
Drink as a cordial - watered down according to taste. We make up the cordial with soda water - yum.
Here, above is a piccy of a hand grabbing some cool, iced mulberry cordial made with soda water.
Above is a piccy of a hand replacing a half drunk glass of said cordial - that is Scarecrow's half.
Will have a go at making some mulberry wine soon.
yours in mulberries,
Wednesday, 28 January 2009