I also discovered Cob Nuts. They are a nut originating from Kent and are similar to Hazelnut. I find them to have a milder flavour than Hazelnut and also meater in texture. I bought the Cob Nuts and Damsons together so it is only fair they should stay together in my dishes.
Here is more reading about Cob Nuts:
In the reading of that website, it appears that the game Conkers was originally played with Cob Nuts in the 1600's. I have also been collecting Conkers/Horse Chestnuts, which are the well known form of the game. Conkers is played with a nut strung on a string and one hits another conker on a string and the one that bursts first loses. With Cob Nuts the prize is the tastey nut to eat....But, in the case of Horse Chestnuts it is not reccomended. They are slightly poisonous and very different to edible Chestnuts. Although they can be used as a medical remedy for venous insufficiency:
Edible chestnuts have a fuzzier pod, as opposed to the spikey pod of the Horse Chestnut. I love the look of the Horse Chestnuts, they have a lovely looking colour and grain to them. See:
Cob Nut Crusted River Cobbler w/ Damson Sweet and Sour Sauce and Creamed Leek Fried Rice
I'm sorry there aren't any recipes. It was an occasion of just making them!