Homemade blackthorn plum juice, graters
Blackthorn, known as blackthorn or grater, is a spiny shrub that grows most often on the edges of forests, along dirt roads or on sunny slopes.
Sloe fruits for juice or tincture are best harvested after the first frost, then they become sweeter. However, in order not to race with birds, it is worth picking blackthorn from October and freezing it.
Note! In blackthorn pits contain hydrogen cyanide, so be careful and do not crush them! < / span>
Preparing sloe juice is extremely easy, but it requires patience - boil water, pour over the fruit, set aside, pour it, boil it, leave it aside... and so on 3 times.
1 kg of sloes
1.5 liters of water
300 g of sugar
Wash the sloes, put them into a pot and pour 1.5 liters of boiling water. Cover and set aside for about 12 hours.
After this time, pour the liquid from under the fruit into another pot, bring to the boil and pour the fruit again while boiling. We cover and let it rest for about 12 hours.
I repeat the treatment for the third time. After each pouring with hot liquid, the fruit will give off its aroma, taste, color and water will resemble juice more and more.
After the next 12 hours, pour the liquid one last time, add sugar and cook for about 10 minutes. Pour the hot juice into scalded jars or bottles and pasteurize it.
Enjoy your meal!