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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Orchard Gold Berries - boost your energy coming into the Christmas period

Written by Trisha on November 27th, 2014.      0 comments

We're all flat out this time of year.  End of school term, preparations for Christmas, organizing summer holidays ... why we do all three things at the same time beats me!

What we need is a good pick-me-up.  Orchard Gold berries added to smoothies, fruit juices, and simple desserts are just the ticket.  Try one of these when your energy is flagging:

 

03 Blueberries Spoon W
 

Orchard Gold blueberries - straight from the pack.  Try a couple of tablespoonfuls. Sweet and juicy.  An instant lift.

Blueberries and Yoghurt W

Orchard Gold berries with yoghurt.  Spoon a few dollops of yoghurt into a pretty glass, top with Orchard Gold berries ... any variety will be fine.  Leave for a few minutes for the berries to start to thaw, then spoon through the yoghurt.  




Berry Ice Blocks

 

Make up some berry ice blocks - place frozen berries into ice block trays or plastic ice blocks, top up with apple juice, put a stick in if required, and freeze.  

berry-smoothie 2

A berry smoothie will always do the trick.  For delicious smoothie recipes using Orchard Gold berries check out these ideas ...  http://www.ffowcs.co.nz/Recipes/Recipes+
using+ORCHARD+GOLD+frozen+berries/Orchard+
Gold+Berry+Smoothie.html
 

Berries with Limoncello

 

Come evening, pour some sparkling wine over your Orchard Gold berries and relax.

Iced Berries with sauce-18

Better yet, try one of Nigella's recipes with frozen Orchard Gold berries, limoncello and white chocolate.  The recipe is here ... 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/
iced_berries_with_63709

 


 
Topics: Orchard Gold
 

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Email me when new posts are made to this blog

Orchard Gold Berries - boost your energy coming into the Christmas period

Written by Trisha on November 27th, 2014.      0 comments

We're all flat out this time of year.  End of school term, preparations for Christmas, organizing summer holidays ... why we do all three things at the same time beats me!

What we need is a good pick-me-up.  Orchard Gold berries added to smoothies, fruit juices, and simple desserts are just the ticket.  Try one of these when your energy is flagging:

 

03 Blueberries Spoon W
 

Orchard Gold blueberries - straight from the pack.  Try a couple of tablespoonfuls. Sweet and juicy.  An instant lift.

Blueberries and Yoghurt W

Orchard Gold berries with yoghurt.  Spoon a few dollops of yoghurt into a pretty glass, top with Orchard Gold berries ... any variety will be fine.  Leave for a few minutes for the berries to start to thaw, then spoon through the yoghurt.  




Berry Ice Blocks

 

Make up some berry ice blocks - place frozen berries into ice block trays or plastic ice blocks, top up with apple juice, put a stick in if required, and freeze.  

berry-smoothie 2

A berry smoothie will always do the trick.  For delicious smoothie recipes using Orchard Gold berries check out these ideas ...  http://www.ffowcs.co.nz/Recipes/Recipes+
using+ORCHARD+GOLD+frozen+berries/Orchard+
Gold+Berry+Smoothie.html
 

Berries with Limoncello

 

Come evening, pour some sparkling wine over your Orchard Gold berries and relax.

Iced Berries with sauce-18

Better yet, try one of Nigella's recipes with frozen Orchard Gold berries, limoncello and white chocolate.  The recipe is here ... 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/
iced_berries_with_63709

 


 
Topics: Orchard Gold
 

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