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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Julie Le Clerc's Vanilla Berry Filo Strudel using Orchard Gold Super Fruits

Written by Trisha on September 11th, 2012.      0 comments

Julie Le Clerc made this tasty Vanilla Berry Filo Strudel on TV3's Cafe Secrets recently.  She used Orchard Gold Frozen Super Fruits Mixed Berries - a combination of blackcurrants, raspberries and blueberries.  

 
Episode 6 - Vanilla Berry Filo Strudel
Recipe ©copyright Julie Le Clerc 2012
Serves 6

2 1/2 cups Orchard Gold frozen berries
Seeds from 1 Equagold vanilla bean
1/4 cup caster sugar
3 tbsp cornflour
6 sheets Timos filo pastry
Olive oil, to spray
Icing sugar, to dust

Make this with:

OG Super Fruits web
1 Preheat oven to 190°C. Combine berries, vanilla, sugar and cornflour in a bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.

2 Lay a sheet of filo on a clean work surface. Lightly brush or spray all over with olive oil. Place another sheet on top and repeat process until all sheets are layered.

3 Pile half the berry mixture lengthways down one end of filo. Fold over and roll up, folding in ends as you go, until completely rolled up.

4 Place on a baking tray with the seam-side down. Spray outside of strudel with oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and slice to serve.

Watch Julie making this delicious berry strudel at Humbug Cafe, in Auckland's New Lynn on TV3's On Demand 
http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Cafe-Secrets-Season-2-Ep-6/tabid/59/articleID/7869/MCat/369/Default.aspx



 
 

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Julie Le Clerc's Vanilla Berry Filo Strudel using Orchard Gold Super Fruits

Written by Trisha on September 11th, 2012.      0 comments

Julie Le Clerc made this tasty Vanilla Berry Filo Strudel on TV3's Cafe Secrets recently.  She used Orchard Gold Frozen Super Fruits Mixed Berries - a combination of blackcurrants, raspberries and blueberries.  

 
Episode 6 - Vanilla Berry Filo Strudel
Recipe ©copyright Julie Le Clerc 2012
Serves 6

2 1/2 cups Orchard Gold frozen berries
Seeds from 1 Equagold vanilla bean
1/4 cup caster sugar
3 tbsp cornflour
6 sheets Timos filo pastry
Olive oil, to spray
Icing sugar, to dust

Make this with:

OG Super Fruits web
1 Preheat oven to 190°C. Combine berries, vanilla, sugar and cornflour in a bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.

2 Lay a sheet of filo on a clean work surface. Lightly brush or spray all over with olive oil. Place another sheet on top and repeat process until all sheets are layered.

3 Pile half the berry mixture lengthways down one end of filo. Fold over and roll up, folding in ends as you go, until completely rolled up.

4 Place on a baking tray with the seam-side down. Spray outside of strudel with oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and slice to serve.

Watch Julie making this delicious berry strudel at Humbug Cafe, in Auckland's New Lynn on TV3's On Demand 
http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Cafe-Secrets-Season-2-Ep-6/tabid/59/articleID/7869/MCat/369/Default.aspx



 
 

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