[NAFEX] Drying black currants
pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 18 09:41:18 EDT 2004
Thanks, The batch in question was a gallon of consort, this is why I did not
freeze them for 'fresh ' eating later this winter. I'll let you know about
the drying success.
I took half of this batch and cooked them for 20 minutes with sugar to make
a sauce, and they turned out so bitter to be hardly edible, almost a metalic
bitter taste. but the exact same treatment with titania was just wonderful.
The consorts weren't great fresh, but not terrible like the sauce turned
out, Any clues?? All I can think of is that some of the berries had the
little 1/4" stem still on, could this do it? I dont recall if the titanias
Sorry to hear of the hail storm!
Del Stubbs http://www.pinewoodforge.com ag zone2/3
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>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: Nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Drying black currants
>Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 22:34:04 EDT
>del stubbs <pinewoodel at hotmail.com> wrote:
>Mostly what I found regarding drying currants in a Google search was
>inumerable references to Corinthian Grapes........
>Would leaving the currants on the raceme help or hinder drying?
>Donât know but would probably take longer
>Is a dehydrator necessary? Probably would work better
>How palatable are black currants be dehydrated?
>I think they would be very good, especially the sweeter ones
>Some small fruits are soaked in some sweetening agent before drying (as
>dried cranberries obviously are) : important with currants?
>I had planned to dry some this year and would have done some both ways.
>would dip the whole berries in scalding water for 30 seconds to
>skins, and then soak them in White Karo for several hours, then drain
>dehydrate. That is almost what is done with cranberries.
>I lost all my berries this year to a hail storm, worst I have ever
>will try this process next year.
>I thought they might be great over cereal this winter, and wondered if
>somebody has already tried this.
>I think they would be good with many uses and even as a âsnackâ?
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