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Currant affairs: Red, white or black, the best currants are those picked from your own bush, and there's no better time to plant one

Monty says home-grown red, white and black currants are an absolute treat (how to grow, including pruning, currants and gooseberries)

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HOW TO; PRUNE SOFT FRUT SHRUBS AND VINES. Pruning soft fruits at the right time is essential to keeping plants productive. Follow our guide to get the most out of your fruit bushes and vines.

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Blackcurrant pavlova - pink dye in meringue, topped in sweetened cream and blackcurrants. BC - 200 grams of blackcurrants, Juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp corn-starch - Wash and de-stalk currants, put into pan, add l.juice, boil for one min, add sugar mix til sugar is dissolved. Heat briefly, add corn starch mixed with few tablespoons of cold water. Bring to a boil and set aside. Fruits should be in syrup. If necessary, add a little more flour or water.

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Simple blackcurrant jam

Simple blackcurrant jam - I made this jam from the blackcurrants in my garden and it is really very delicious and easy

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Welsh cakes

Welsh cakes. Similar to griddle scones, they have added fruit in the form of currants or raisins and are cooked on a griddle or in a frying pan.

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The weather was so nice today we took ourselves off on a road trip into Wales . . . Prestatyn to be precise. (Pronounced Press Stat In) ...

Blackcurrant coconut slices

Cut this tasty traybake into bars with a layer of fruit jam in the middle - swap for raspberry, blackberry or gooseberry if you prefer

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Blackcurrant curd by River Cottage. Also swapped blackcurrants for blueberries, reduced sugar a bit because they're sweeter. Sublime!

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Clove-Scented Currant (Ribes odoratum) Zones 3 to 8 Medium upright shrub. Clove scented, butter yellow flowers in the spring and deep red leaves in the fall. This shrub also produces edible black fruit in summer.

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