I made jam from freshly picked blackcurrants and compared the taste with bought stuff. My jam had a stronger flavour and fresher taste. It’s a really easy jam to make. Pick 1kg of currants, and wash them. Boil 1.5kg sugar with 800ml water, for 5 minutes, uncovered. Add blackcurrants and continue to boil for another 5 – 10 minutes. Pour into sterilised jars, and that’s it. Jam made!
The currants are also very tasty eaten fresh, but possibly a little tart for a lot of people. I’ve added them to my ‘berry delight’, of mixed fruit with muesli and yoghurt. Yummy!
I took the photo after harvesting, so its only the little currants that are left. Hopefully they will continue to grow and I can have some more!