Couldn’t believe my luck the other day – I was walking with a friend when we cam across the most heavily laden damson tree. What was even more wonderful was they were the plumpest, juiciest damsons I have ever eaten. Armed with a few carrier bags we harvested about 5llbs. Even to make 7 jars of damson jelly and a few bottles of damson gin too!
The jelly is going to make a mighty fine macaron. Not sure yet whether to go for a purple shell which was the colour of the skins or a pink shell which will be the colour of the buttercream. They will make an excellent wedding macaron with their deep fruity flavour regardless of their colour. I will post photo’s of the macarons later.