We have Rowan trees in our yard, so (for the first time in my life) I decided to do something with the beautiful bitter berries.
First I picked the berries.
Then I froze them, so they became less bitter. I kept them in the freezer for 24 hours.
After this I boiled the berries so the parasorbic acid (which is a big No-No) turned into harmless sorbic acid.
Next step was to strain the water off. You can see how the berries changed color.
The fourth step was BLENDER! But before that I added some real vanilla, sugar and apples to get the perfect flavour.
Here's the result:
Perfect with chocolaty things, Chèvre-cheese and even with some meat dish, like lamb.
Below, you can see 4 reasons to eat rowen berries: