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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More Berries with Limoncello

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

While there's still some left in the bottle, we've been exploring other recipes with berries and Limoncello.  What could be simpler than this ...

 

Orchard Gold Mixed Berries in Limoncello

Iced Berries 1

All we did was open a pack of Orchard Gold Mixed Berries and pour them into a serving bowl - quite a wide one as you want the berries more in a single layer than piled high.  

 

Pour over 2 tablespoons of Limoncello, stir and leave for a few minutes.  

 

Then eat.






Iced Berries with sauce

Nigella's Iced Berries with Limoncello

We saw this recipe on Nigellissima Episode 3, from the BBC website link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00z9lc0 .  It tastes so good, and as she says, it is sooo easy!

Prepare the berries as above, then for the sauce you'll need:

250ml cream

2 tablespoons Limoncello

200g white chocolate, finely chopped

Put the cream and the Limoncello in a saucepan and heat slowly until it is almost boiling, but don't let it boil.

Take off the heat and add the white chocolate.  Swirl the pan around and stir with a rubber spatula until the chocolate melts and the sauce is lovely and thick.

Pour over the berries and serve.

 

 

Try it with just raspberries and blueberries too - its simply sublime!  We're having this at Christmas ... 


 
 

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More Berries with Limoncello

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

While there's still some left in the bottle, we've been exploring other recipes with berries and Limoncello.  What could be simpler than this ...

 

Orchard Gold Mixed Berries in Limoncello

Iced Berries 1

All we did was open a pack of Orchard Gold Mixed Berries and pour them into a serving bowl - quite a wide one as you want the berries more in a single layer than piled high.  

 

Pour over 2 tablespoons of Limoncello, stir and leave for a few minutes.  

 

Then eat.






Iced Berries with sauce

Nigella's Iced Berries with Limoncello

We saw this recipe on Nigellissima Episode 3, from the BBC website link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00z9lc0 .  It tastes so good, and as she says, it is sooo easy!

Prepare the berries as above, then for the sauce you'll need:

250ml cream

2 tablespoons Limoncello

200g white chocolate, finely chopped

Put the cream and the Limoncello in a saucepan and heat slowly until it is almost boiling, but don't let it boil.

Take off the heat and add the white chocolate.  Swirl the pan around and stir with a rubber spatula until the chocolate melts and the sauce is lovely and thick.

Pour over the berries and serve.

 

 

Try it with just raspberries and blueberries too - its simply sublime!  We're having this at Christmas ... 


 
 

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