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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At the launch of Cafe Secrets 2nd Season

Written by Jason on July 31st, 2012.      1 comments

At the launch party for Cafe Secrets last Sunday.  Julie Le Clerc visits a number of cafes in NZ and cooks with the owners and other locals.  She will be using Orchard Gold berries in some of the episodes.  Be watching TV3 at 5.00pm on Sundays.

 With Julie Le Clerc July 2012
 

1 Comments

Alice says ...
Nice! Great 1st episode at Great Barrier - loved the donkey. Wonder what Julie will do with the berries.
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At the launch of Cafe Secrets 2nd Season

Written by Jason on July 31st, 2012.      1 comments

At the launch party for Cafe Secrets last Sunday.  Julie Le Clerc visits a number of cafes in NZ and cooks with the owners and other locals.  She will be using Orchard Gold berries in some of the episodes.  Be watching TV3 at 5.00pm on Sundays.

 With Julie Le Clerc July 2012
 

1 Comments

Alice says ...
Nice! Great 1st episode at Great Barrier - loved the donkey. Wonder what Julie will do with the berries.