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We had a lovely Recipes thread on pp forum, so I thought one on here would be good to have.

I'm about to make this Relish for Christmas. It will keep several weeks, especially if you seal it in jars with vacuum lids.

Spiced Cranberry & Orange Relish

340g cranberries (fresh or frozen)
Large pinch cinnamon
Large pinch ginger
Finely grated zest & juice of 1 large orange
175g light muscovado sugar

place cranberries, cinnamon, ginger & orange juice in a saucepan and cook over a low heat, with lid on, stirring regularly, for 6 or 7 minutes, until berries have burst. Take off heat, and stir in zest and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. pack into very hot, sterilised jars.
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Now that sounds good. I love all those pickle/chutney/relish kind of things. Is it your house for Boxing Day lunch then?
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Think I've got it all "in stock" except for the orange! Yum!
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Yum yum, should have read this before we went shopping !
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This recipe only makes a small amount. I usually double it, and do a couple of batches, because it makes a lovely gift.
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What a great idea Lady A.Love other peoples tried and trusted recipes,going to try this one,yum yum
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Hen-Gen wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 am
Now that sounds good. I love all those pickle/chutney/relish kind of things. Is it your house for Boxing Day lunch then?
I love pickles, relishes, etc too! They can elevate a cheese sandwich or an omelette to a whole new level! I've made about ten jars of courgette relish this Summer, and I'd be embarrassed to say how much I've eaten already! And I made a nice tomato & red pepper relish with the last of the ripe tomatoes.
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OH made the Cranberry and orange relish this morning, fantastic and quick and easy to. Thanks for sharing
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bigyetiman wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:40 pm
OH made the Cranberry and orange relish this morning, fantastic and quick and easy to. Thanks for sharing
:) :) Great. Glad you like it. I make all sorts of stuff for edible Christmas gifts, so must dig out some more recipes.
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I don't drink alcohol, but I do make some nice drinks to give. This is a nice Christmas gin (I'm told!), and certainly looks lovely:

Cranberry Gin:

500g golden caster sugar
600ml gin
400g frozen cranberries (because freezing softens their tough skins, bit like sloes.)

A large sterilised kilner type jar
Sterilised gift bottles

Heat the sugar and gin gently in a pan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. put the cranberries in the kilner jar, pour in the gin syrup. Seal and leave in a cool place for 2 to 6 weeks.
Strain off most of the cranberries, reserving just a few. put these into the sterilised gift bottle, and using a sterilised funnel, pour over the cranberry infused gin. Seal. Will keep for up to six months.
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