I think this year just might end up being the year of the elderberry, they are huge, they are juicy, they are coming out my ears, and I love it! I have put away bag after bag full of elderberries to the freezer to process when I have more time to do so, we are having fresh made Elderberry juice in the fridge to make into drinks.
Now right now the other local fruit that is ready is peach’s, so I was doing both in the kitchen at the same time, I wanted to figure out something to do over the ecozoom stove that would be more fancy then what I have tried before and decided on a grunt, so figured peach would work but had some left over elderberry sweetened juice and thought why not.. O my goodness, what a great combo, they go so well together!
So next I made a small batch of jam, cut up the peaches, and added the Elderberries and sugar/lemon juice, whole cloves, a touch of fresh grated nutmeg and some finely diced up candied ginger and simmered it along, then hit all with a blender stick and added some homemade apple pectin, cooked till I got wrinkle on the plate test and jarred them up..
So I have alot of cookbooks, and I have never seen this combo in them, I googled and yes, others have come up with the idea but they seem to be leaving at the very basic.. so here is my question, any of you out there try this, and if so, what are the flavored undertones that you are using? Going to have to play around with this in small batch and see what ones rock it, the color is amazing..
Do consider adding in a grunt to your next special sunday breakfast with your loved ones, and in case you don’t know what that word means, its just a fancy way of saying, make up a batch of stewed fruit, and drop baking powder bisquits on it and bake till done.. serve up a portion of the fruit and fresh dumpling in a bowl with a big dollop of whipped cream or heavy clotted cream..