Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mulberry Recipe - Black and White Mulberry Ricotta Tart

Both the black mulberries (Morus nigra) and the white mulberries (Morus alba) have ripened. From a heavily laden tree, we can pick gallons of berries by spreading a tarp under the branches and shaking the tree. The black mulberries are already on their way past, so we missed our opportunity to make some jam this year. Using the Roma food strainer, we can remove the stems and seeds with little effort to make a sweet, smooth jam. Instead, Robert started a gallon of wine with the ugliest but ripest berries. I picked out enough nice ones to add to this tart, along with some white mulberries.


This recipe is included in our book, available in Spring 2016.

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White mulberries

7 comments:

Joseph Guy said...

Is it possible to get the wine recipe?
Thanks...I LOVE YOUR BLOG.....

The 3 Foragers said...

Thanks, Joseph.

Robert uses a rough formula when he makes our peasant-style wines. Because we use no sulfites or other chemicals, the results are very variable from season to season and with each batch. For a fruit wine, he uses equal weights of fruit and sugar, adds a lemon, orange or lime or two for acid, and adds 3 times as much water as fruit. This mix sits for about 10 days, and will ferment on its own a bit. Then he strains out the fruit solids, and adds the wine yeast-we get that at the brew supply store. For small 1 gallon batches, he'll use about half an envelope, and up to 2 envelopes for a 5 gallon batch. This new mix stays in a container with an airlock until it stops bubbling, then we bottle it up and wait 6-12 months before drinking it.

So far, we have been about 90% successful with this loose formula. Once I made wild grape vinegar, and another time he added no yeast and made crabapple vinegar by accident.

Joseph Guy said...

I will give it a try, I m one that likes to try new recipes and it sounds good...worst case we will have a good vinegar...
Thanks, I will let you know how it turns out....

Kristina said...

I've been watching our mulberries. Can't wait to try your recipes.

The 3 Foragers said...

Thanks, Kristina, I read your blog also!

It is always fun to see what people in differnt regions are finding at different times.

alittlebitofeach said...

I had never heard of white mulberries before, but have been wondering why the berries on a tree near my house weren't getting dark. Now I know.

Ashok Mehta said...

Where in US does Mulberry grows in wild? I have been trying to buy/pick for a long time. Thanks