Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant Preserve with Sloe Gin ~ 340 grams
Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant Preserve with Sloe Gin, a hint of classic Sloe Gin adds the perfect twist to a traditional blackcurrant preserve.
Suitable for: vegetarian, vegans and gluten free diets.
Recipe Idea: Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant Sloe Gin Fool
Ingredients: 200g ripe blackcurrants, 100g Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant Preserve with Sloe Gin, 190ml thick low fat custard, 150ml thickly whipped cream or Greek yogurt (if you wish substitute fromage frais for the cream)
Directions: (1) Take the ripe blackcurrants and puree them in a food processor. Put 1/4 aside for later. (2) Mix Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant Preserve with Sloe Gin together with the thick low fat custard, then fold in the thickly whipped cream or Greek yogurt. Serve in containers with the blackcurrants poured on top.
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