Haw Syrup


You will need:


- 1kg Haws

- 3L boiling water

- 450g sugar


  • Mash haws using a wooden or stone implement

  • Boil for 20 minutes

  • Stain then add sugar and boil for a further 10 minutes

  • Cool and bottle

  • As a cold remedy add 1:1 with water, add lemon and brandy


Hawthorn Fruit Leather


  • Scald haws in a sieve with boiling water

  • Mash with a small amount of water and puree through sieve

  • Spread puree 3mm thick on greaseproof paper

  • Dry in the oven on low heat or leave in the sun to completely dry


































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