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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Sophia's Christmas Berry Dessert

Written by Trisha on December 17th, 2012.      4 comments

Sophia (8 years old) sent us this picture and recipe of the dessert she made for her family this week.  We think it is very cool.  Good one Sophia – we look forward to more of your berry recipes.  Sophia made this with Orchard Gold Blueberries - but you can use any of the Orchard Gold berries and it will taste great.

 
Sophia’s Christmas Berry Dessert

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons shredded coconut

For the Ice Cream:

1 cup Orchard Gold Blueberries (or other Orchard Gold berries)

1 cup cream

2 tablespoons icing sugar

Zest of half a lemon

To serve:  

1 tub of Yoghurt – your favourite flavour

1 Banana – sliced

Sophia's Christmas Dessert 2012

Method:

Place the coconut in a dry pan (i.e. no oil), and gently toast on a low heat.

 

To make the Berry Ice Cream place the Blueberries, icing sugar and lemon zest in a blender or food processor.  Add the cream slowly and blend until you get your desired texture – stop adding cream at this point. 

 

Place layers of berry ice cream, sliced banana, yoghurt, then toasted coconut, and repeat until the glass is full.  Finish with a sprinkle of the toasted coconut.

Makes 2 glasses.

Variation:  Replace the cream with milk or half milk and half cream.



 


 

 
 
 

4 Comments

Berries are the Bomb says ...
wow - looks yummy! And so Christmassssy.
Miranda says ...
Yum, Srum, this is just fabulous
I love berries says ...
Yum Yum ... and at 8 years old!
David Manf says ...
Wow, I can't beileve an 8 yr old did that! I expect to see Sophia on MasterChef some time very soon.
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Sophia's Christmas Berry Dessert

Written by Trisha on December 17th, 2012.      4 comments

Sophia (8 years old) sent us this picture and recipe of the dessert she made for her family this week.  We think it is very cool.  Good one Sophia – we look forward to more of your berry recipes.  Sophia made this with Orchard Gold Blueberries - but you can use any of the Orchard Gold berries and it will taste great.

 
Sophia’s Christmas Berry Dessert

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons shredded coconut

For the Ice Cream:

1 cup Orchard Gold Blueberries (or other Orchard Gold berries)

1 cup cream

2 tablespoons icing sugar

Zest of half a lemon

To serve:  

1 tub of Yoghurt – your favourite flavour

1 Banana – sliced

Sophia's Christmas Dessert 2012

Method:

Place the coconut in a dry pan (i.e. no oil), and gently toast on a low heat.

 

To make the Berry Ice Cream place the Blueberries, icing sugar and lemon zest in a blender or food processor.  Add the cream slowly and blend until you get your desired texture – stop adding cream at this point. 

 

Place layers of berry ice cream, sliced banana, yoghurt, then toasted coconut, and repeat until the glass is full.  Finish with a sprinkle of the toasted coconut.

Makes 2 glasses.

Variation:  Replace the cream with milk or half milk and half cream.



 


 

 
 
 

4 Comments

Berries are the Bomb says ...
wow - looks yummy! And so Christmassssy.
Miranda says ...
Yum, Srum, this is just fabulous
I love berries says ...
Yum Yum ... and at 8 years old!
David Manf says ...
Wow, I can't beileve an 8 yr old did that! I expect to see Sophia on MasterChef some time very soon.