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.
 
Find our Orchard Gold Berries at all leading supermarkets
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Halloween Berries

Written by Trisha on October 26th, 2012.      0 comments

Here are a couple of ghoulish drinks for next Wednesday night, using Orchard Gold berries:

GREEN SLIME SMOOTHIES

INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE THIS

WHAT BERRIES TO USE

2 cups Orchard Gold Smoothie Mixed Berries
2 cups spinach 
2 cups fruit juice
1 banana
honey to taste (optional)
8 sweet and sour jelly worms

 

Place all the ingredients except the worms into a blender and process until smoothe.

Pour into glasses and dangle worms over the edge of the rim.

OG Smoothie Berries web 3
Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1     Halloween Spider 1         
WITCHES' BREW

INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE THIS

SOPHIA'S WITCHES' BREW

1 pack Orchard Gold raspberries or smoothie berries

2 packs raspberry jelly 

2 tablespoon gelatine extra
2 Disposable latex-free rubber  gloves (washed carefully, both  inside and out, then turn the   glove inside out)
2 litres sparkling water

1 litre lemonade
1 litre ginger ale

sweet and sour jelly fruit worms or spiders to serve.

This mixture makes up 2 frozen hands.  You could make 1 frozen hand and pour the rest into a bowl to set.


 
Put the raspberry jelly mixes into a large bowl and add the extra gelatine.  Make up with 3 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved.
 
Stir in the Orchard Gold frozen berries.  Let the mixture cool and thicken slightly.
 
Pour the berry jelly mixture into the gloves, leaving enough room to tie off the gloves.  Tie the top of each glove securely with kitchen string.  Freeze until solid - this can be done several days before.
 
To serve, cut the glove away from the frozen jelly to leave a red hand which should be leant on the side of a punch bowl, fingers up.  Pour in the sparkling water and lemonade  and serve with jelly fruit worms or spiders floating on top.

 

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And Jelly made with the left-overs 

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And for those brave enough, imagine spending the night at the home of the boysenberry, Knotts Berry Farm, see http://www.knotts.com/haunt2012 for further details, if you dare.


 
 

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Halloween Berries

Written by Trisha on October 26th, 2012.      0 comments

Here are a couple of ghoulish drinks for next Wednesday night, using Orchard Gold berries:

GREEN SLIME SMOOTHIES

INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE THIS

WHAT BERRIES TO USE

2 cups Orchard Gold Smoothie Mixed Berries
2 cups spinach 
2 cups fruit juice
1 banana
honey to taste (optional)
8 sweet and sour jelly worms

 

Place all the ingredients except the worms into a blender and process until smoothe.

Pour into glasses and dangle worms over the edge of the rim.

OG Smoothie Berries web 3
Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1      Halloween Spider 1     Halloween Spider 1         
WITCHES' BREW

INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE THIS

SOPHIA'S WITCHES' BREW

1 pack Orchard Gold raspberries or smoothie berries

2 packs raspberry jelly 

2 tablespoon gelatine extra
2 Disposable latex-free rubber  gloves (washed carefully, both  inside and out, then turn the   glove inside out)
2 litres sparkling water

1 litre lemonade
1 litre ginger ale

sweet and sour jelly fruit worms or spiders to serve.

This mixture makes up 2 frozen hands.  You could make 1 frozen hand and pour the rest into a bowl to set.


 
Put the raspberry jelly mixes into a large bowl and add the extra gelatine.  Make up with 3 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved.
 
Stir in the Orchard Gold frozen berries.  Let the mixture cool and thicken slightly.
 
Pour the berry jelly mixture into the gloves, leaving enough room to tie off the gloves.  Tie the top of each glove securely with kitchen string.  Freeze until solid - this can be done several days before.
 
To serve, cut the glove away from the frozen jelly to leave a red hand which should be leant on the side of a punch bowl, fingers up.  Pour in the sparkling water and lemonade  and serve with jelly fruit worms or spiders floating on top.

 

IMG 0117 1 2

And Jelly made with the left-overs 

IMG 0109 1

And for those brave enough, imagine spending the night at the home of the boysenberry, Knotts Berry Farm, see http://www.knotts.com/haunt2012 for further details, if you dare.


 
 

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