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Blackcurrant Vinegar

Blackcurrant Vinegar

Gifts, Preserves, Speedy | 27th August 2015 | By

Fruit vinegars make a wonderful addition to many dishes. Vinegar captures the essence of the fruit beautifully reminding us of the season in which it was harvested. This blackcurrant vinegar gives a flavoursome tang to sauces, salads and desserts. It goes particularly well with beetroot. A little poured over simple vanilla ice-cream gives a real wow factor and mixed with water, it makes a refreshing drink.

Blackcurrant Vinegar
Yields 3
A flavoursome slightly sweet fruit vinegar that makes a great addition to sauces, salads and desserts or a refreshing drink diluted in water.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 ml cabernet sauvignon red wine vinegar
  2. 200g blackcurrants
  3. 100g golden granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 stick cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a sealed jar and give a good shake.
  2. Leave to macerate for a month or more, shaking every other day.
  3. Drain the liquid through a fine sieve and pour into sterilised bottles.
Notes
  1. The longer the blackcurrants can macerate the better the flavour will be.
  2. Fills 3 X 140ml bottles.
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
No Waste Challenge Logo I’m sending this off to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary for the No Waste Food Challenge. These blackcurrants were kindly picked for me by my mother for my birthday. As I was unable to use them quite as soon as I’d have liked and definitely didn’t want them going to waste, this 5 minute vinegar was the ideal solution.

 

 

 

Simple and in Season LogoThis is also going to Ren Behan for Simple and in Season and even though blackcurrants are now over, blackberries could be used instead.

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Thanks Kate. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of gifts for you are surely right ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nadia's Healthy Kitchen
    27th August 2015

    I love the idea of making my own flavoured vinegars! Sounds interesting. Bet it tastes amazing on a lovely fresh salad ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Delicious indeed Nadia and of course you don’t have to add the sugar if you’re happy with a really tart vinegar.

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    Roz Goodgame
    27th August 2015

    lovely, I’ve never tried making my own vinegar, but i love vinegar so will give it a go!

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      If you love vinegar Roz, it sounds like you need to experiment with making your own flavoured ones ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Thanks Sina. You’re right, the colour is great and tied up with a tag and ribbon it would look great.

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    shobha
    28th August 2015

    I can imagine how flavourful it must be … fruits and cinnamon combo !

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Thanks Shobha, cinnamon does have a great affinity with most fruits, I find.

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    shaheen
    28th August 2015

    My sister in law gave me one made with raspberries, but I have to admit the zingy aspect of blackcurrants appeals and wow, just look at the colour. Anyone who is bestowed that bottle of loveliness would be most lucky.

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Thanks Shaheen. I’m now rather wishing I’d made more of it so I could bestow bottles on friends and family – I didn’t really think of that at the time.

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Well that was short and sweet Dom – or should I say tart and sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Haha, thanks Levan. Inspiring people with something they hadn’t thought of is just what I love to do.

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Thanks Angie. It would make a great gift and I’m surprised I hadn’t thought of it myself.

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    Madiha Nawaz
    28th August 2015

    The sound of making a homemade vinegar is quite interesting and must be fun too. I’d really like to try making it someday ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks very much for sharing!

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    Janice
    28th August 2015

    That is brilliant, so easy to do. I love the raspberry vinegar I got at the BBC Good Food Show and only just opened a couple of weeks ago. I might make some with blackberries, as they will start to be ready soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      Mmmmm blackberries, I bet they would be good too Janice. Hoping to go blackberrying sometime this weekend – assuming the rain hasn’t rotted them all.

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    Heidi Roberts
    28th August 2015

    I made blackberry vinegar last year, it really bring out the flavour of a salad.

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      Choclette
      1st September 2015

      Blackberry vinegar sounds like a good one Heidi. If I can manage to get enough blackberries, I might try it, otherwise will have to wait for next year.

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      Choclette
      1st September 2015

      I don’t see why not Kate, raspberries are a classic, but I’ve seen strawberry and blackberry vinegars around and I’ve made an excellent plum vinegar with plums and star anise.

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    Janie
    29th August 2015

    Yum! Would never have thought of using a fruit vinegar on ice cream, or with water as a drink ๐Ÿ™‚
    Janie x

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      Choclette
      1st September 2015

      When it’s hot, water and vinegar is one of the most refreshing drinks I know – as long as you only add a tiny bit of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault
    2nd September 2015

    I usually make raspberry vinegar with balsamic vinegar which is delicious poured over ice cream. I might give this a go though as this year I have more blackcurrants in the freezer than raspberries! #NoWasteFoodChallenge

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      Choclette
      2nd September 2015

      Ah, that’s interesting Rosie. I’ve not come across fruit balsamic vinegars before, though I have used it to make a chocolate one. I’ve not made this vinegar very sweet, but you could always add more sugar if you find it too sour.

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      Choclette
      6th September 2015

      Something for you to try then Sylvia, it’s quite a versatile vinegar. I’ve been using it with beetroot recently and it’s fabulous.

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    Elizabeth
    13th September 2015

    This sounds absolutely heavenly! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

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      Choclette
      13th September 2015

      Thanks Elizabeth, I’ve mostly been using it with beetroot – wonderful stuff.

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