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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Blueberry Crumpets ... with Orchard Gold or Trader Tom's Organic Blueberries

Written by Trisha on October 28th, 2014.      0 comments

We had some delicious blueberry crumpets while on holiday at a cafe recently ... Cafe Reka in the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt ... they were fantastic. Served with grilled bacon and banana, and a little maple syrup.  
That got us thinking about crumpets and how to cook them and how best to incorporate the blueberries. Here's our first attempt ... they didn't last long.
 

Blueberry Crumpets
 

Ingredients:

125 ml milk
125 ml water
2 tsp caster sugar
2 tsp dried yeast (not breadmaker yeast)
1½ cups plain flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

125ml warm water
2 cups Orchard Gold or Trader Tom's organic blueberries
Blueberry Crumpet 1-948
 

milk and water and bringing it up to room temperature by heating gently. (If you heat it too much the yeast won't work.) Add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast over the liquid, then mix in. Leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes, until it is frothy.the theMake the yeast starter by mixing

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the yeast starter when it is ready, and stir until the mixture forms a dough. Cover with a clean cloth and set in a warm place to rise for 45-50 minutes, until doubled in size.

Mix the baking soda into the last lot of warm water. Whisk this into the dough until it has formed a batter. Cover again and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

Heat a large frying pan or hotplate on a medium-low heat and grease it with oil or butter. Also grease the crumpet rings. (We used egg rings as we didn't have anything else ... they were fine, but made smaller crumpets than bought ones). Place the rings into the pan and pour a tablespoon of batter into each ring. Sprinkle several blueberries - we used 5-6 per crumpet on the batter, then top with some more batter, so that it comes up to the top of the ring - about 1cm high. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until bubbles appear and pop, and the top is slightly dry. Remove the rings and turn the crumpets over to cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.  

Serve drizzled with maple syrup or a little icing sugar.

How do you make crumpets?  What other berries would be great in the mix?

 
 

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Blueberry Crumpets ... with Orchard Gold or Trader Tom's Organic Blueberries

Written by Trisha on October 28th, 2014.      0 comments

We had some delicious blueberry crumpets while on holiday at a cafe recently ... Cafe Reka in the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt ... they were fantastic. Served with grilled bacon and banana, and a little maple syrup.  
That got us thinking about crumpets and how to cook them and how best to incorporate the blueberries. Here's our first attempt ... they didn't last long.
 

Blueberry Crumpets
 

Ingredients:

125 ml milk
125 ml water
2 tsp caster sugar
2 tsp dried yeast (not breadmaker yeast)
1½ cups plain flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

125ml warm water
2 cups Orchard Gold or Trader Tom's organic blueberries
Blueberry Crumpet 1-948
 

milk and water and bringing it up to room temperature by heating gently. (If you heat it too much the yeast won't work.) Add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast over the liquid, then mix in. Leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes, until it is frothy.the theMake the yeast starter by mixing

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the yeast starter when it is ready, and stir until the mixture forms a dough. Cover with a clean cloth and set in a warm place to rise for 45-50 minutes, until doubled in size.

Mix the baking soda into the last lot of warm water. Whisk this into the dough until it has formed a batter. Cover again and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

Heat a large frying pan or hotplate on a medium-low heat and grease it with oil or butter. Also grease the crumpet rings. (We used egg rings as we didn't have anything else ... they were fine, but made smaller crumpets than bought ones). Place the rings into the pan and pour a tablespoon of batter into each ring. Sprinkle several blueberries - we used 5-6 per crumpet on the batter, then top with some more batter, so that it comes up to the top of the ring - about 1cm high. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until bubbles appear and pop, and the top is slightly dry. Remove the rings and turn the crumpets over to cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.  

Serve drizzled with maple syrup or a little icing sugar.

How do you make crumpets?  What other berries would be great in the mix?

 
 

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