Decluttering has it's benefits in so many ways, going through one of the kitchen cupboards the other day I found a jar of blackberries steeping in whisky.
I must have put the berries in the alcohol when I picked them last year, and looking back over blog posts I didn't post about it so I'm not sure of how long they have been steeping. But what I can say is WOW ... the taste of both the whiskey AND the fruit is divine!!
The berries were quickly strained through first the sieve and then through a clean sieve lined with muslin so no little bits would be in the finished drink.
The whiskey was bottled up into a nice jar and will be entered into the Llanrwst Show in a few weeks.
And the blackberries were added to a basic cake mix and tipped into two lined 1lb cake tins.
We were going to have a slice each of one of the cakes after lunch ....
... but we got a bit carried away ;-)