Berry Blog

We love berries. We eat them every day. Sometimes we cook them, sometimes we eat them straight out of the packet. This blog is our way of sharing and showing off some of the ways we use our berries. We've prepared the recipes in our test kitchen - which doubles as our staff kitchen. We hope you enjoy these recipes and ideas as much as we do.

Orchard Gold Super Fruits Berry Curd

 
Curd is an amazing thing. Both sweet and sour, creamy and fruity, it can really add some wow factor to a standard baked good! We made our berry curd with our Orchard Gold Super Fruits Mixed Berries. The blackcurrants in this mix are quite a sour berry, so it balances perfectly with the sweeter blueberries and sugar in the curd. As curd is quite a sweet thing, we paired it with a plain scone, but we know it would taste good - maybe even better- with some vanilla ice cream!
 
Berry curd with scones




Orchard Gold Super Fruits Berry Curd
3 1/2 cups Orchard Gold Super Fruits Mixed Berries
2/3 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp cornflour
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 eggs
1 Tbsp butter
 
1. Defrost the berries in the microwave, then place the berries in a blend and blend until smooth. To ensure a smooth curd, remove the seeds by pressing the puree through a fine mesh sieve over a medium bowl. Throw the seeds out. You'll need a cup of seedless puree; anything extra can be kept in the fridge for another day.
2. In a saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornflour then stir in the puree, lemon juice and eggs. Over a medium heat, bring the puree to a boil, whisking constantly. Once at a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute, or until the curd is thick. 
3. Once thick, remove from heat and whisk in the butter. Leave to cool slightly, before spooning into a container to cool further in the fridge. Refrigerate overnight before using.
 
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Berries with Limoncello

Written by Trisha on November 14th, 2012.      0 comments

I recently came across this recipe by the gorgeous Giada De Laurentiis of Everyday Italian, on the Food Network.  It seemed too good to be true!  I've adapted it to use with Orchard Gold mixed berries.

I've made it several times now with Orchard Gold Mixed Berries, sometimes adding a few fresh diced strawberries to the mix.  Serve in pretty glasses, take a big bowl along to a BBQ or have with cake.  We reckon it'll go well with pavlova at Christmas too.

 

Mixed Berries with Limoncello - using Orchard Gold frozen berries - a premium mix of boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

 Berries with Limoncello and Cake

Berries with Limoncello 2

Ingredients:

1 pack Orchard Gold Mixed Berries

½ punnet fresh strawberries (optional)

2 tablespoons Limoncello

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Method:

Thaw the Orchard Gold Mixed Berries in a bowl.  Remove the calyx from the strawberries and dice roughly the same size as the raspberries.  
Add the Limoncello, mint and basil and stir until combined.  The flavours will mature if you leave for an hour before eating.

You could make up a separate bowl of berries for the younger ones, omitting the limoncello and replacing it with a little icing sugar.

 
 

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Berries with Limoncello

Written by Trisha on November 14th, 2012.      0 comments

I recently came across this recipe by the gorgeous Giada De Laurentiis of Everyday Italian, on the Food Network.  It seemed too good to be true!  I've adapted it to use with Orchard Gold mixed berries.

I've made it several times now with Orchard Gold Mixed Berries, sometimes adding a few fresh diced strawberries to the mix.  Serve in pretty glasses, take a big bowl along to a BBQ or have with cake.  We reckon it'll go well with pavlova at Christmas too.

 

Mixed Berries with Limoncello - using Orchard Gold frozen berries - a premium mix of boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

 Berries with Limoncello and Cake

Berries with Limoncello 2

Ingredients:

1 pack Orchard Gold Mixed Berries

½ punnet fresh strawberries (optional)

2 tablespoons Limoncello

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Method:

Thaw the Orchard Gold Mixed Berries in a bowl.  Remove the calyx from the strawberries and dice roughly the same size as the raspberries.  
Add the Limoncello, mint and basil and stir until combined.  The flavours will mature if you leave for an hour before eating.

You could make up a separate bowl of berries for the younger ones, omitting the limoncello and replacing it with a little icing sugar.

 
 

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