Bang in SEASON
Damsons are easy to love – they grow all over the place and in abundance. From woodland and riverbanks to allotments and waste grounds. This is simple and rewarding foraging!
Damsons are very similar to plums; they start to appear at the end of August and by the time mid-September hits they are weighing down the branches and shouting “gather me!”.
Here are our top five tips for how to enjoy a slice of September at home, post-gathering of course:
- Damsons sauce with confit duck lugs
Who said a Saturday night dinner on the sofa means hoi sin!
- Damson cheese
Get yourself a muslin cloth and you will be good to go.
- Damson jelly
A toast-lovers favourite and an easy, impressive Christmas gift.
- Damson gin & tonic
Bear with us here because this one takes time, but come December we promise you’ll love us.
- Gooey chocolate & damson cake
This is a seasonal take on a brownie and it’s blooming delicious.
Of course the season doesn’t stop at damsons. September is full of bounty! Here’s what we are suggesting:
Twice-baked crab soufflé with sorrel tartare
Partridge with wilted Swiss chard, quince purée, chestnuts & a beetroot potato layer
Striped mulled pear with blackberry drizzle, fennel syrup dots & ginger ice cream