Taste the Wild Blog

October 19, 2021

Pontack Sauce / Elderberry Ketchup Recipe

During episode 4 of the Hairy Bikers Go North, Chris Bax uses “Pontack Sauce” as a dressing on his cured venison with pickled brambles. Missed it? You can watch it again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000zypn/the-hairy-bikers-go-north Taste the Wild is featured during the last ten minutes, but we would recommend watching the whole episode of The North York … Continued

Pontack Sauce / Elderberry Ketchup Recipe
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August 16, 2018

Blackberry, Bilberry, Orange and Apple Cake

This fruity cake is equally good served alongside a cup of tea, or as a dessert with creme fraiche and extra berries.

I made this cake for last weekend’s course in Staithes, – as promised here is the recipe. It’s great for baking ahead of time as it will store wrapped in foil for two days. I used about three quarters blackberries and one quarter bilberries, but you could vary this depending on what is around, – … Continued

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September 30, 2017

Blackberry and Elderberry Gluten-free Tray Bake

These delicious fruity slices are simple to make and nutritious - it just happens that they are gluten free too

You can mix the berries up for this recipe, or use just one type. –  if you can still find some Elderberries it is a good plan to freeze them. Did you know that the Elderberry is a useful anti-viral and can help to combat cold and flu symptoms. This recipe makes 12 slices • … Continued

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