Steeped blackcurrants in Cassis from British Cassis

British foodie Ho Hilditch is adding to her already impressive range of products. Hilditch, best known for her British Cassis which won multiple awards, is launching Blackcurrants in Cassis. These are perfect with both savoury and sweet dishes, and will make a great cocktail ingredient in  the summer.

Blackcurrants are bursting with antioxidants and Vitamin C and will make an extremely versatile staple for your store cupboard. It is also delicious on ice cream, with Greek Yoghurt and Granola and adds a great taste to sauces. Jo has been very busy devising some great recipes for the summer. These include an amazing blackcurrant and blue cheese, and a new version of the Eton Mess dessert.

All recipes are available on the website www.britishcassis.co.uk.

Jo has now been producing her Cassis on her farm for 5 years. Although not as alcoholically strong as the French version it is infinitely fruitier in flavour. Jo won Herefordshire drinks producer of the Year at the Flavours of Herefordshire Festival in 2009 for her Cassis and Framboise. This followed her equally exciting accolade of being voted a Local Food Hero by the Hairy Bikers for Countryfile in 2009, and adds to other awards including two gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 08 for her Cassis and being a finalist in the Waitrose/Made in Britain awards.

Jo said, “I am thrilled that our cassis has achieved so much in only the fifth year of production. It is important to us that our Cassis gains the recognition it so richly deserves and with these awards being judged by industry experts it is gratifying to know that our product is deemed to be among the best in the UK. We look forward to our jars of British Blackcurrants with Cassis developing in the same way.”

Price: £8.95 available online at www.britishcassis.co.uk, also available in selected fine food establishments across the country (full list on the website). The British Cassis team  regularly attends food tastings and festivals – upcoming events can be found on the facebook page search – British Cassis and on twitter @britishcassis.