Anyway, i gathered as much as I thought I could process only to find that I had run out of jam jars, disaster! So what to do with all the fruit gathered, well there's always damson gin and I did have a couple of large jars available and the required sugar and gin, so that solved the problem for about 1kg of the crop...
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Easy, Peasy Damson Gin
Take 450g of damsons, prick with cocktail stick, and pop into a clean sterilised jar. Cover with 225g sugar and then pour in 600ml of gin. Seal the jar and shake vigorously. Store in a cool dark place and shake every day for about 8 weeks. Taste a couple of times during this period and add more sugar if required. After about 10 weeks strain and bottle.
Note: Try to keep the gin as long as you can; it will definately improve with age, so make some this year for Christmas 2012.