Damson Recipes Needed

Damsons Ready 

What shall I do with my damsons?

What shall I do with my damsons?

What shall I do with my damsons,

on this Summer’s day?

I have a few damsons on the tree that my parent’s bought for Steve and our good friends Cherie and Neil brought us a bag of damsons when they came to tea the other night. Thanks all of you.

I was just wondering what to do with them. Do I make jam, chutney, wine, crumble?

If anyone has any good ideas and easy recipes then I would love to hear from you.

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the compliments you left 🙂

    I have been trawling through yours today. RE damsons…make a little of each, if you have plenty…variety is the spice of life 🙂

    Loved the story of the pig’s tail! Alice’s story was great too. I was transported back in time. I remember the scene so well from my youth.

    What an interesting read 🙂

    Comment by Wildlife Gardener – August 24, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  2. Hi Wildlife Gardener,
    Thanks for your advice about the damsons. I’m glad you like my pig’s tail post and Alice’s guest appearance. Thanks for your visit and comments.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – August 24, 2007 @ 9:01 am

  3. Damson vodka – wonderful…

    Comment by TopVeg – August 24, 2007 @ 11:49 am

  4. Hi TopVeg,
    Sounds great – i have made sloe vodka which is delicious but not damson – will give it a go and let you know what I think.
    Thanks for the excellent suggestion.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – August 24, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

  5. This plum cake:
    http://www.recipezaar.com/131910

    Absolutely delicious! And if you have any leftover, make some jam. 🙂

    Comment by Columbus Foodie – August 24, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

  6. Hi Columbus Foodie,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I have had a look at the recipe and printed it off. I will definately try this – it look delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – August 24, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

  7. Damson gin is very nice, even better than sloe gin. Visit this website, there are loads of inspiring recipes to be found, here’s one to start with – Damson Chutney (http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/?p=70)

    Comment by Leonie – August 26, 2007 @ 4:05 am

  8. Hi Leonie,
    Damson gin sounds good. I have made sloe gin before but not damson. The Cottage Smallholder is a fabulous site for lots of great recipes. I have even had the privilege of tasting their jams and chutneys as we took part in the interblog guinea fowl project together.
    Thanks again for your suggestions.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – August 26, 2007 @ 7:23 am

  9. Hi Sara
    I’ve just been given a huge basket of damsons from a friend. I was only going to make jam, but after seeing all the delectable recipes here I wish I had more damsons so I could try them all!
    Happy cooking…
    Paula from Locks Park

    Comment by Paula – August 28, 2007 @ 5:09 am

  10. Hi Paula,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting. There is so much choice when it comes to using damsons – we are spoilt for choice! Let me know what you do with your damsons.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – August 29, 2007 @ 8:11 am