Raspberries

  • 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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  • 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. 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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      2. '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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      3. White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake

        Serves 8

        Ingredients

        • 500g British IQF Raspberries defrosted
        • 150g crushed digestive biscuits
        • 75g melted butter
        • 400g white chocolate
        • 65g butter
        • 500g cream cheese
        • 50g caster sugar
        • 180ml whipping cream

        Total time required: 30 minutes + chilling

        Preparation time: 30 minutes

        Method

        1. Mix together the crushed biscuits and melted butter. Press into a springform tin (approximately 23cm) base.
        2. Place the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and melt, set aside to cool.
        3. In another bowl whisk together the cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream until you reach a smooth consistency.
        4. Stir the chocolate mixture into the cream mi
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      4. Raspberry Pavlova

        Serves 6 - 8

        Ingredients

        For the meringue

        • 4 egg whites
        • 200g caster sugar

        For the topping

        • 250g British IQF Raspberries defrosted
        • 250ml double cream

        Total time required

        Preparation time: 20 minutes
        Cooking time: 1 to 1 ¼ hours

        Method

        1. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.
        2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
        3. Beat the egg whites until satiny peaks form and then beat in the sugar a spoonful at a time until the meringue is stiff and shiny.
        4. Mound on to a baking sheet in a circle approximately 20cm in diameter - lift the edges with a spoon.
        5. Place in the centre of the oven, then immediately turn the temperature down to 150C/ gas mark 2. Cook for about 1 to 1 ¼ hours.
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      5. Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies

        Makes 14 Blondies

        Ingredients

        • 100g British IQF Raspberries defrosted
        • 115g unsalted butter, melted
        • 200g soft light brown sugar, sifted
        • 2 large eggs, beaten
        • 1 teaspoon baking powder
        • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
        • ¼ teaspoon table salt
        • 200g plain flour, sifted
        • 100g white chocolate (30g small chunks and 70g finely chopped)
        • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

        Total time required: 1 hour 10 minutes

        Preparation time: 30 minutes
        Cooking time: 35-40 minutes

        Prepare Ahead

        Serving:
        Use a square cake tin and line with grease proof paper; this will stop the blondie from sticking to the tin. To remove you will need to pick up diagonally opposite corners of

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