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Probably, less than 80 feet away from our front door, is a 'fruit' lane. It has haws, hips, elderberries and a few damsons. If you like to decorate your room with wild hops (the smell of them drying is wonderful), it has some of those as well!
We have been keeping an eye on a few damsons, and decided to pick them as the odd one or two were falling off. We managed to get just under 2lb with only one nettle sting each this time!
The zest and juice of two oranges. Make the juice up to 240ml with water.
1lb 10oz of damsons
1lb 8oz sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
20 shakes of a bottle of lemon juice concentrate or 1/2 a lemon
Put the damsons, cinnamon, lemon juice, orange zest, orange juice made up with water, into a preserving pan or other large thick bottomed saucepan.
Bring to a simmer and simmer until the damsons are cooked and the stones are working loose, maybe 20 to 30 minutes.