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  • Homemade Raspberry and Blackcurrant Ice Cream

    Serves 16-20

    Ingredients

    • 250g British Raspberries frozen
    • 200g British (Organic) Blackcurrants frozen
    • 2 tbsp water
    • 300ml (or a 284ml pot) single cream
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 300ml (or a 284ml pot) double cream

    Total time required: 20 minutes + freezing

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

    1. Heat blackcurrants in water, when beginning to break up add raspberries and continue to heat for 1 minute. When turned into a pulp push mix through a nylon sieve. 
    2. Now make a simple custard by pouring the cream into a sauce pan with the beaten egg yolks, sugar.
    3. Put this on the cooker and heat on a medium heat stirring frequently to prevent the bottom burning. You need to bring this a
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  • Blackberry Cream

    Serves 4

    Ingredients

    • 330g British IQF Blackberries defrosted
    • 1 tbsp caster sugar
    • 250g mascarpone
    • 142ml double cream
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Total time required: 20 minutes

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

    Method

    1. Place sugar on top of the blackberries and defrost.
    2. Place blackberries and sugar in food processor and blend, then push though a fine sieve.
    3. Whisk mascarpone until floppy and fold in blackberry puree and vanilla extract.
    4. Lightly whip the cream and fold into the blackberry cream mixture.
    5. Place into four glasses.
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        1. Lemon and Raspberry Posset

          Serves 6-8

          Ingredients

          • 250g British IQF Raspberries defrosted
          • 400g jar lemon curd
          • 300g pot of crème fraiche
          • 50g dark chocolate

          Total time required: 25 minutes

          Preparation time: 25 minutes

          Method

          1. Stir together lemon curd and crème fraiche
          2. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 2 minutes, stir half way through
          3. In a serving glass, layer the lemon curd mixture and defrosted raspberries. Place a few extra berries on the top and drizzle with dark chocolate.
          4. Leave to set for 10 minutes.
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            1. Blackcurrant Cream

              Serves 8-10

              Ingredients

              • 400g British (Organic)  Blackcurrants defrosted
              • 100g caster sugar
              • 3 tablespoons water
              • 5 sheets of gelatine
              • 300ml double cream, plus extra to serve.
              • 300ml whole milk

              Total time required: 35 minutes + chilling

              Preparation time: 35 minutes

              Method

              1. Heat the blackcurrants and sugar gently for around 10minutes, stirring often, until skins are broken and juices released. Remove from heat and press through a fine sieve.
              2. Place gelatine sheets in a bowl and cover with cold water, set aside for 5 minutes.
              3. Heat the cream and milk until it almost comes to a simmer and remove immediately.
              4. Squeeze excess water from the gelatine sheets and place into the warm cream, stir un
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            2. Iced Berries with Hot White Chocolate Sauce

              Serves 4

              Ingredients

              • 330g British Summer Fruits frozen
              • 142ml double cream
              • 140g white chocolate

              Total time required: 15 minutes

              Preparation time: 15 minutes

              Method

              1. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and break in the chocolate. Heat gently, stirring continuously until the chocolate melts into a smooth sauce.
              2. Scatter the frozen berries on 4 dessert plates or shallow bowls. Pour the hot chocolate sauce over the fruits and serve immediately.
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            3. Fruit Coulis

              Serves 2

              Ingredients

              Blackcurrant coulis

              •             400g British (Organic) Blackcurrants frozen
              •             140g caster sugar
              •             100ml water

              Raspberry coulis

              •             300g British Raspberries frozen
              •             50g sugar        
              •             100ml water

              Blackberry coulis

              •             350g British IQF / Puree/Juicing Blackberries frozen
              •             70g sugar
              •             100ml water

              Summer fruit coulis

              •             350g British Summer Fruits frozen
              •             70g sugar
              •             100ml water

              Total time required: 10 minutes

              Preparation time: 10 m

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            4. Apple and Blackberry Cake

              Serves 16-20

              Ingredients

              • 300g IQF Blackberries defrosted
              • 300g Bramley Apples Slices defrosted
              • 175g butter,
              • 300g plain flour
              • 284ml whipping cream
              • 225g golden caster sugar
              • 3 eggs

              Total time required: 1 hour 5 minutes

              Preparation time: 15 minutes

              Cooking time: 50 minutes

              Method

              1. Turn on the oven to 200’C, gas 6. Grease roasting tin (30x20cm) with butter and set aside.
              2. Place cream and butter into a saucepan and bring to the boil, immediately take off the heat and set aside.
              3. Whisk sugar and eggs until they thicken and turn pale.
              4. Place the cooled butter/cream mixture into the eggs and fold in the flour to form a smooth mixture.
              5. Place batter into the pre
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            5. 'Cheats' Raspberry and Blackcurrant Ice-cream

              Serves 24

              Ingredients

              • 500g British Economy Raspberries defrosted
              • 400g British (Organic) Blackcurrants defrosted
              • 250g sugar
              • 3 litres of vanilla ice-cream

              Total time required: 15 minutes + freezing

              Preparation time: 15 minutes

              Method

              1. Place the blackcurrants and sugar into a saucepan and place over a medium heat. Heat gently for 5 minutes until the skins just start to break and juice releases. Add the defrosted raspberries and heat for 2 minutes.
              2. When the mixture has cooled, slightly push through a fine sieve until all the pulp is extracted - leaving pips and skin behind.
              3. Stir the fruit sauce into 3 litres of slightly defrosted vanilla ice cream.
              4. Return to freezer. 
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            6. Blackcurrant Smoothie

              Serves 1

              Ingredients

              • 200g British (Organic) Blackcurrants defrosted
              • 1 small ripe banana
              • 200ml apple juice
              • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt

              Total time required: 10 minutes

              Preparation time: 10 minutes

              Method

              1. Press the defrosted blackcurrants through a fine sieve to remove the pips and skin.
              2. Place the blackcurrant juice,banana, apple juice and yoghurt into a blender and whizz until smooth.
              3. Pour into a glass and serve.
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            7. Blackcurrant Cordial

              Serves 8

              Ingredients

              • 400g British Blackcurrants defrosted
              • 250g caster sugar
              • 250ml water
              • 1 lemon – zest and juice

              Total time required: 30 minutes

              Preparation time: 15 minutes

              Cooking time: 15 minutes

              Method

                1. Place the blackcurrants, sugar and water into a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
                2. Once sugar has dissolved bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, simmer for 5 minutes.
                3. Add the juice and skin of the lemon and bring the syrup back to a simmer for a further 5 minutes.
                4. Let the cordial cool and pass through a fine sieve.
                5. Pour the cordial into sterilised bottles, cool and keep refrigerated until needed.
                6. Serve diluted to taste with spa
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