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.
 
Find our Orchard Gold Berries at all leading supermarkets
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Orchard Gold's new Smoothie Bike

Written by Trisha on December 18th, 2013.      0 comments

We've got a new toy - and we love it.  We play on it often and everyone who calls into our office gets a chance to hop on and have a blast.  Check out our new Orchard Gold Smoothie Bike ...

Simon and Pahrnia OG Smoothie Bike

Simon Cochrane, Orchard Gold's sponsored Ironman was testing the Smoothie Bike yesterday when Pahrnia just happened to dropped by selling fresh strawberries. Well we couldn't resist the opportunity for a great photo, and for the strawberries. Thanks Pahrnia, you were a great sport.

Simon's had a very good 2013 and we look forwarding to supporting him again in 2014.  His first event is the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman in January.

Now back to the Smoothie Bike:  

 

We are hiring the Orchard Gold Smoothie Bike out to schools or other fund raising events in the greater Auckland area.  For school fundraisers we waive the normal daily hireage fee so the only thing we charge for is the cost of the frozen fruit that we supply.

The bike comes with two blender jugs, a folding table, a large chilly bin (for the frozen berries) and two display flags to advertise what you are up to.

It takes about 30 seconds to fill the jug with fruit, milk and whatever else you want to add and about 30 seconds to blend them together. Each blender jug is one litre so depending on the size of the smoothies you are making you should be able to sell about two or three smoothies per minute.

We are taking bookings now so be in quick to secure this novel and healthy way to generate funds now. Click here to inquire further.

 

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Email me when new posts are made to this blog

Orchard Gold's new Smoothie Bike

Written by Trisha on December 18th, 2013.      0 comments

We've got a new toy - and we love it.  We play on it often and everyone who calls into our office gets a chance to hop on and have a blast.  Check out our new Orchard Gold Smoothie Bike ...

Simon and Pahrnia OG Smoothie Bike

Simon Cochrane, Orchard Gold's sponsored Ironman was testing the Smoothie Bike yesterday when Pahrnia just happened to dropped by selling fresh strawberries. Well we couldn't resist the opportunity for a great photo, and for the strawberries. Thanks Pahrnia, you were a great sport.

Simon's had a very good 2013 and we look forwarding to supporting him again in 2014.  His first event is the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman in January.

Now back to the Smoothie Bike:  

 

We are hiring the Orchard Gold Smoothie Bike out to schools or other fund raising events in the greater Auckland area.  For school fundraisers we waive the normal daily hireage fee so the only thing we charge for is the cost of the frozen fruit that we supply.

The bike comes with two blender jugs, a folding table, a large chilly bin (for the frozen berries) and two display flags to advertise what you are up to.

It takes about 30 seconds to fill the jug with fruit, milk and whatever else you want to add and about 30 seconds to blend them together. Each blender jug is one litre so depending on the size of the smoothies you are making you should be able to sell about two or three smoothies per minute.

We are taking bookings now so be in quick to secure this novel and healthy way to generate funds now. Click here to inquire further.

 

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