Fowlers - Preserving Blog

One of our favourite summer recipes was apricots bottles with nutmeg, cardamom and ginger.  A bottle of these truly transforms the tradtional Eton mess. Try this ; blitz a bottle of these in food processor with...

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Ingredients

800g cucumbers

2 sml brown onions

1/4 cup fine salt

250 mL white vinegar

1 cup granulated sugar

3 tsp brown mustard seeds

1/4 tsp home- dried tumeric (or store...

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Ingredients

400g young ginger
500ml rice vinegar
220g white sugar
125ml white wine vinegar
125ml water

Method

Peel the ginger, reserving the peel.  Using a mandolin or very sharp knife, cut...

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Salad with Pickled Ginger

6 spears green asparagus, trimmed
2 baby iceberg lettuces or 1 large one
Pinch salt
Handful of mint leaves, roughly torn
1 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented
1 tbsp...

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Ingredients

550g biscuit flour (or plain flour)
130g castor sugar
245g butter chilled (unsalted)
4ml vanilla  essence
pinch salt
30ml water
40g milk powder
 

Method

Rub butter into flour,...

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Ingredients

210g grated Granny Smith apple (skin on, 4 apples)
250g sultanas
40g dried cranberries
250g currants
90ml vinegar
7ml brandy
20g peel (or finely shredded skin of fresh oranges)
25g...

Drying

Figs

Preparation

Wash fruit thoroughly and remove imperfections. Halve and slice into uniform sizes allowing drying to be even. Figs have a natural wax coat. To speed up dehydrating, dip in...

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