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Bramble Bomb Cocktail

                Bramble Bomb Cocktail There is a cocktail for every season – and for September I give you the Bramble Bomb. A delicious mix of fresh bramble berries, gin and syrup. Here at Camera and Clementine I work with the seasons, even with regards to cocktails! There is always a twinge of sadness when we realise summer is coming to an end, but nature gives us gifts with every season, and for September the top seasonal gift has to be Brambles! Sweet, juicy and just beautiful to look at, they are amongst my top fruits. I foraged for these brambles just down the lane from my cottage, adding to my love of brambles (they’re free!). Every year I collect enough for a large batch of homemade bramble jam, and found I had a little left over for a cocktail or two..perfect!   Bramble Bomb Cocktail Serves 1 40ml/ 1 ½ oz gin a squeeze of lime juice 15ml/ ½ oz monin syrup (sugar syrup) 20ml crème de mûre brambles …

September Lagkage – Danish September Birthday Cake

  The brambles are thriving this year in the woodlands by our house, a lovely sight reminding us that there is still food to be found during the seasonal change from summer to autumn. And so, for the birthday cake I made last week, brambles seemed a fitting ingredient, providing tangy notes to an otherwise very sweet Danish cake. Lagkage translates as Layer Cake, and consists of 3 thin sponges, layered up with either a whipped cream filling or a custard filling. In addition to that, fruit and jam are added to make this cake a special occasion cake, not only for the time involved in making it, but for the sheer number of calories! No birthday in Denmark will usually go without a Lagkage, and neither does a birthday in our house. _____________________________________________________ Ingredients 150g plain flour 150g butter, softened 150g sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder Filling 700 ml whipping cream 250 g amaretto biscuits, crushed 3 tbsp brandy 1 mango, diced 100g brambles 4 tbsp icing sugar For the top 75g …