That fizzy little pop you get when biting into them is strangely satisfying. Add blueberries. Store the jar in a cool dry place until the berries develop a slight effervescence, three to seven days. 2 cups berries {any berries will work, except strawberries, which are too acidic for lacto-fermentation, according to the Nourishing Traditions book}; 2 tbsp. You can use any type of fresh berries from blueberries, to raspberries and even blackberries.  Â, Fido jars (like the one in the picture) are the recommended jars of  choice for fermenting as they allow gasses to escape.  Use a spoon to gently stir the berries (taking care not to break them up) to eliminate air pockets. Cover the jar with cheesecloth and secure with rubber band. That’s how we get traditional honey wines like Mead and Ethiopian T’ej. 1/2 to 1 cup Honey Fermented Spiced Cranberries. Place blueberries in your jar. Thanks for sharing!  Fido jars (like the one in the picture) are the recommended jars of  choice for fermenting as they allow gasses to escape. We visit a blueberry farm every year, and this will be at the top of my what-to-do-with-blueberries list. Make as large or as small as a batch as you like. 3-4 cups of organic blueberries; 1-2 tbsp raw honey; 1 tbsp sea salt; ½ tsp starter culture; 2 2-cup mason jar; 1-2 cups of chlorine free water (enough to ensure berries are submerged) Instructions: Prepare the Brine. Put the berries into a 16 ounce mason jar. Mix in the 3 cups of honey and stir vigorously until the honey is fully dissolved. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Can frozen berries be used for this recipe! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I *think* it will only work with fresh berries, as frozen have a tendency to turn to mush when thawed. I know you will enjoy them 🙂 Happy fermenting! raw, unpasteurized honey* Directions: Add the cranberries and cinnamon stick to a food processor and pulse a few times until they are roughly chopped up. …and now I’m going to make those crackers! They look amazing. Pour the liquid over top. Fill a few inches from the top. Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems. Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems. Â. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! Simply combine fresh elderberries in jar with raw honey. They are pretty delicious, I can’t get enough 🙂. Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems. 12 oz. If you give them a bit of time together to, shall we say, get to know each other, they’ll ferment into a probiotic treat. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account.  Poke around your town and try and connect with a local beekeeper, if possible. Trying a test batch right now with frozen berries.  Poke around your town and try and connect with a local beekeeper, if possible.  Once a day, tip your jar to evenly coat the berries. The alcoholic content ranges from about 3.5% ABV to more than 18%. Fido jars (like the one in the picture) are the recommended jars of choice for fermenting as they allow gasses to escape.  Place in a dark place (a cupboard works great). Fermented Berries - Honey, Culture and Water Mixture.  I heard about a process in which you soak blueberries in honey and they culture to form a delicious, syrupy sauce that can be used on pancakes, waffles, ice-creams, cheesecakes, oatmeal, to sweeten tea…or just eaten with a spoon 😉 I just had to try and made what just may be my biggest discovery of the summer.  After the 3 day culturing period the berries look almost identical to how they started. Stir. Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems. Instructions: Before you wish to bake the muffins combine the flour, starter, and milk until just combined.Cover and leave in a warm place to ferment for 7 to 12 hours. dates and figs (add water, at a rate of 3% of the weight of the honey to ensure fermentation ) garlic. And today’s recipe is no different.  Especially if you are using a mason jar, you may like to “burp” the berries (open the lid to allow excess gasses to escape) once a day. The hardest and most time-consuming part is prepping all of the garlic. Making these fermented honey cranberries is so easy that it hardly even needs a recipe! I’m going to try these tomorrow. This recipe is as easy as it gets — just be sure to use raw honey as it provides the good bacteria for fermenting the berries. Let me know how the blueberries n honey turn out for you 🙂. ( Log Out /  In a measuring cup, mix starter culture, a few tbsp water, the honey and a pinch of salt. I have done blueberries and loved them! 6-8 oz fresh cranberries. Last night I just started 2 more jars of blueberries and 1 jar of raspberries. I’d love to hear your thoughts! 3. They fed this fermented juice to diabetic mice and they showed that the fermented juice significantly reduced their blood glucose levels. Honey and strawberries make a pretty divine pairing over yogurt or ice cream. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. A big scoop of plain yogurt, a spoonful of lacto blue-berries, and a drizzle of honey will easily get you through until lunch. How long do they keep? ( Log Out /  Then turn upright and loosen the lid a bit to let fermentation gases escape. You’re welcome! I used a quart sized jar, and that seemed like a good amount to start with. The berries take on a very pleasing tart flavor that is balanced with the honey’s sweetness, plus the berries develop a slight effervescence that is uniquely appealing. Wipe the rim of the jar to keep it clean. I cannot believe I had totally forgotten how delish some fermented stuff taste. Yes, honey is antimicrobial because it has a low water content. Place blueberries in your jar. Place the weight on top of the berries to keep them submerged under the honey. The mice were also found to eat less and gained less weight overall. I am always looking for new ways to preserve them (other than freezing, canning, or jams) and this year I have embraced my inner mad… Fermentation Method.  It will work well with other berries, excluding strawberries (they are too acidic to ferment properly), but try and keep some blueberries in the mix. Squish them down a bit with a wooden spoon or your fist. Researchers from Montreal created a fermented blueberry juice using the bacteria that are naturally found on the skin of the fruit. It will works best with blueberries or cranberries as they have a tough enough skin to keep them mostly intact. I am always looking for new ways to preserve them (other than freezing, canning, or jams) and this year I have embraced my inner mad…  It needs to be raw. ( Log Out /  It sounds amazing! I used a large piece of an apple, but you can also use a river rock that … Megalicious treats to nourish you from the inside out, Be sure to use a quality honey for this.  If you use a mason jar make sure to leave a good few inches of head space and screw the lid on loosely (to allow gasses to escape).  If you use a mason jar make sure to leave a good few inches of head space and screw the lid on loosely (to allow gasses to escape). So glad you like them! You’re welcome! Stir vigorously again. Mix Well; Prepare the Brew. I am always looking for new ways to preserve them (other than freezing, canning, or jams) and this year I have embraced my inner mad… May 7, 2015 - The little city that I live in is the "berry capital of the world". Fermented Berries - Push the berries down. I know fermented berries doesn’t sound like a huge crowd pleaser, but trust us, these are great. I also have a new recipe on my blog today: http://helloscarlettblog.com/2014/07/15/a-bloggers-dozen-danielas-seed-and-nut-crackers-two-sweet-bakers/. Prepare the Cranberries. 3. Yes you can go ahead and ... that does not require any special equipment. Leave them out for 2-3 days (move to the fridge after that) and they will be delicious ❤, https://megatarian.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/peaches-preserved-in-honey-lacto-fermented/, Pingback: Peaches Preserved in Honey (lacto-fermented) | Megatarian. dried apricot (add water, at a rate of 3% of the weight of the honey to ensure fermentation) berries (blackberry, blueberry, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, etc.) whey; ¼ tsp. Because of its high sugar content, fruit ferments much more quickly than vegetables, and can quickly turn to alcohol. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. We’re going to take two incredibly nutritious foods with incredibly wonderful flavors and ferment them together to make honey-fermented ginger. I am always looking for new ways to preserve them (other than freezing, canning, or jams) and this year I have embraced my inner mad… Fermenting fruit is a little more challenging than fermenting vegetables. Honey fermented strawberries can be spooned onto just about anything from a baked goods to fresh yogurt. Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems. Honestly, though, I like to just eat it as is! Do a small batch and let me know how it works 🙂. 4. The little city that I live in is the “berry capital of the world”. Cranberries are tough to … Note how at Day 10 (completion) the blueberries are lightly bubbling as the LAB off-gas CO2 as they digest the sugars in the blueberries… And thanks also for following my blog, which led me to yours.  Place in a dark place (a cupboard works great). Here are some delicious honey ferment ideas: apple.  Be sure to use a quality honey for this. I would recommend that you actually mix your berries, as they all have different flavors. Sterilize the jar, jar lid and fermentation weight (see note).  You eat one and think, “hmm…blueberries in honey, no big deal”…….but then….you bite into the berry and there is an explosion of fizziness reminiscent of grape pop rocks (in the best way possible). My thought exactly. Oh yum! You can take up to 1/4 c of any vegetable and garnish your meat or fish with it, add a small amount to your salad or cottage cheese, or perhaps even a wrap sandwich. Put the berries in the jar and cover with the honey.  Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems. All the better if those berries add a probiotic boost to my diet, and lacto-fermented blueberries are just the way to do that. 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