Recipes For Hawthorn Berries – October/November, after the first frost, is also the time to pick hawthorn fruit. Hawthorn is relatively not used as a hedgerow berry which is mainly used for hawthorn gin or hawthorn brandy. Can also be used to make jam or jelly. Hawthorn gin is much better than sloe gin. It’s not sweet and sweet, in fact it tastes more like fortified wine like dry sherry, rather than liqueur. It deserves to be an adult. Hawthorn gin made now will be perfect next Christmas. If you don’t think you can wait that long, then double the amount – some to drink young this year, and some to ripen the following year. Make a lot anyway because it’s so much more!
Sort, top and tail berries. This is quite time consuming and isn’t the end of the world if you don’t – but it will create a precipitate that is difficult to filter out later and will ruin the clarity of your gin. Pack the berries in pickling jars, sprinkling a little sugar between layers. Once you’ve reached the top of the jar (leaving some room to allow for whisking), fill it with cheap gin (your own supermarket brand will do). Seal and put in the cupboard. Every few days or so, shake the jar.
Recipes For Hawthorn Berries
After 4 weeks, the berries will lose their color and the gin will turn a rose color. (If you let it sit longer before straining, the flavor will improve. However, you are more likely to get silt. If you have plump berries, you can let the gin macerate for a few months, but if the berries are firm and discolored a month will suffice. ) After filtering, strain into bottles and ripen for at least three months. Enjoy in moderation!
Magical Hawthorn Mulled Apple Cider & Gathering To Heal
Hawthorn also has a history as an herb used by herbalists to treat high blood pressure. It is also beneficial for the heart because it has vasorelaxant properties and is very high in bioflavonoids – also good for your heart. This is well supported by research. (If your blood pressure is already high and you are on medication, you shouldn’t just stop taking it. However, by consulting a herbalist, you may be able to reduce your dependence on medication.) It’s best to take it. hawthorn berry is as a tincture. Tinctures are basically herbs (in this case hawthorn berries) macerated (soaked) in alcohol to form a tincture. So basically hawthorn gin is a form of tincture. And small bites taken regularly, as in the past, can help keep the heart and circulation healthy. Tea made with leaves or berries is also a healthy way to keep your blood pressure low, especially when combined with lime blossoms and leaves. The common hawthorn, or Crataegus monogyna, is grown throughout North America as an ornamental tree or shrub. The bright red berries, also known as “haws,” look like tiny crabapples and ripen in September and October. You may not know that hawthorn berries are edible and you can make delicious jellies with them.
Hawthorn berries can be enjoyed raw, but the flavor improves when cooked. They can be made into sweets, made into fruit peels, or even a savory soy sauce-style sauce. Its high pectin content makes it a great candidate for jams and jellies.
If you have several hawthorn trees growing nearby, try making a small amount of hawthorn jelly. This is an inexpensive and delicious way to preserve the season while adding some variety to your variety of jams.
Food For Free: How To Make Hawthorn Jelly
Necessary cookies are essential for the website to function properly. This category includes only cookies that ensure the basic functionality and security features of the website. This cookie does not store any personal information.
Any cookies which may not be strictly necessary for the website to function and are used specifically to collect user’s personal data through analytics, advertisements, other embedded content are referred to as unnecessary cookies. The hedges here are packed with hawthorn, a shimmering red berry. . What’s better than making Homemade Hawthorn Berry Ketchup with such a gift. It’s like a natural version of the classic Great British HP Sauce!
The bounty of fall just screams for preservation and what’s better than making a natural version of a store bought classic. This Homemade Hawthorn Ketchup is like HP Sauce. I myself took a real classic. Perfect on a bacon roll.
Spicy & Sweet Hawthorn Ketchup: Reviving A Traditional Recipe
This past weekend brought a day of perfect Autumn sunshine on a Sunday. It was such a change from the wet and windy weather we experienced that I stepped out of the house like a shot holding my camera and wandering the streets.
Autumn Gold is everywhere, but what continues to catch my eye are the cheerful red Hawthorn berries that grace the hedge like little rubies shimmering in the sun.
Hawthorn is actually part of the rose family, much like the rosehip found in wild dog roses. You can take advantage of the whole plant from leaves to spring flowers and of course hawthorn fruit, or haw as it is often called.
Hawthorn berries are great for you because they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Check out this article on the health benefits of hawthorn fruit.
Hawthorn Berries And Hibiscus Herbal Tea Recipe
Haws are not the kind of berry you can grass as you walk down the path. You’d rather choke on their tough offal and bitter taste. But collect these little gems and take them home to cook and you have a treat in store.
Needless to say, I have left the house without any bags to collect. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to make the most of that gift, so take advantage of the pockets in front of my less glamorous T-shirt.
I picked and picked my way along the road and headed home with an outline not unlike that of a mother kangaroo.
While emptying my pockets I found I had 500g of hawthorn berry goodness. Now what can I do with them?
Hawthorn Cordial Recipe: Hawthorn For The Heart
I immediately thought of chutney but ignored this one as I had finished all the dried fruit the other day and had not replaced it. How about almost making a chutney and turning it into a Hawthorn Ketchup.
A spicy sauce, something deep and fruity and rich – actually a bit like HP sauce. For non-British residents, HP sauce is a spicy, fruity chocolate sauce, somewhat like chutney sauce.
I was determined there and then tried to make my own version of HP sauce using hawthorn fruit as my base. Come on, doesn’t everyone do this on a Sunday afternoon?
It was a case of boiling 300ml of cider vinegar and the same amount of water as my haw until tender, this took about 35 minutes.
Nature’s Way Hawthorn Berries
Then I press it through my trusty old Muolie grinder (a sieve and a wooden spoon will do but I like to play with my old kitchen toys now and then) and return the pulp to the pot.
Then added 175g of brown sugar and the following spices; 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, ground ginger and grated nutmeg.
I brought it slowly back to a boil letting the sugar dissolve completely first and then simmered for about 5 minutes.
It’s only enough for a 350ml bottle of hawthorn berry ketchup but boy is it worth it.
Hawthorn Berry Schnapps
Your hawthorn ketchup will keep for about 6 months in the refrigerator. Once opened store in the refrigerator and use within a month.
This ketchup is perfect for bacon rolls or burgers. Anywhere you would use a hot chocolate sauce like HP sauce.
Here I used it on a slice of French toast with corned beef and some salad. This will elevate the simplest of cold meats to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Finally, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment/star rating below because I love hearing from readers. Want more Greater Love? Then follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter and of course sign up for my newsletter too.
Hawthorn Berries, Dried
Photos And Tips Above Most of my recipes have step by step photos and useful tips plus videos too, check it out