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  • Blackcurrant Tart with French Flan Pastry

    Blackcurrant Tart with French Flan Pastry

    This fruit tart is one of our favourites for dinner parties, or as a summer treat - your guests will always want to come back for more! By buying and using frozen fruit you aren't relying on seasonality in order use your favourite British fruits, so you can bake with summer berries year round.

    Blackcurrant Tart with French Flan Pastry

    Ingredients:

    French Flan Pastry (For a 7inch diameter flan tin):

    4oz flour

    2oz butter (cold and cubed)

    2-3 drops of vanilla essence (optional)

    1-2 eggs

    Pinch of salt

    Ceramic beans

     

    Blackcurrant Filling:

    Enough blackcurrants to fill your pastry tin (you can switch this for any other fruit you may prefer)

    2oz caster sugar

    1 packet of flan gel

    100ml double cream

     

    Method:

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  • Introducing the Yeo Valley Organic RHS Limited Edition British Blackcurrant Yogurt

    Introducing the Yeo Valley Organic RHS Limited Edition British Blackcurrant Yogurt

    Here at British Frozen Fruits, we have been supplying Yeo Valley with our Organic Blackcurrants for around 20 years! We are incredibly excited to introduce you to the Yeo Valley Organic RHS Limited Edition British Blackcurrant Yogurt. It is made with 100% British organic milk and our organic blackcurrants and you can find it nationwide in Waitrose and Sainsbury's stores.

    Yeo Valley Organic is a family-owned organic dairy company and will highlight the importance of our soil in reversing climate change with their first-ever show garden at the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Yeo Valley Organic Garden at the Chelsea Flower

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  • How to infuse your favourite spirit with soft fruit

    How to infuse your favourite spirit with soft fruit

    How to infuse your favourite spirit with soft fruit

    Infusing your favourite spirit, we would recommend gin or vodka, is a great way to experiment with flavours or diversify your drinks trolley, plus they can make perfect gifts or wedding favours!

    For some fruit inspiration, we'd recommend trying some of the below, but you can trial most fruits and see how it goes:

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  • Blackcurrant and Chia Seed Jam

    Blackcurrant and Chia Seed Jam

    Jam is one of our favourite things to make on the weekend, so we have fresh jam all week made out of our favourite berries. However, we know that you don't always have the time to make your own so we are sharing a delicious alternative to homemade jam: Blackcurrant and Chia Seed Jam.

    This jam takes 15-20 minutes, so it's easy to have on the go in the morning and will last up to 5 days in your fridge. Plus it's full of antioxidants and fiber thanks to the blackcurrants and chia seeds.

    This recipe is also super adaptable, so switch out your blackcurrants for another of your favourite berries and enjoy!

    Blackcurrant and Chia Seed Jam

    Ingredients:

    500g of our Frozen Organic Blackcurrants

    3 tbsp chia seeds

    1tsp vanilla extract

    2 tbsp of honey/maple syrup (optional)

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  • Chuckleberries

    Chuckleberries

    The Chuckleberry is not a commonly known fruit and for that reason, often results in people not knowing much about it or how to even use it. We understand this struggle so we are here to help you learn about this incredible fruit, and hopefully inspire you to use it in your cooking or baking.

    First things first - what is a Chuckleberry?

    A chuckleberry is a hybrid between a redcurrant, gooseberry and jostaberry (a jostaberry already being a hybrid of a gooseberry and blackcurrant). This large mix of different flavour profiles has resulted in a dark red/purple fruit around the size of a blackcurrant, with a complex, yet delicious taste. It provides vibrancy and sharpness to cooking, whilst simultaneously being sweet - making it an incredibly exciting ingredient to use.

    How to use it?

    Jam is an obvious,

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  • Why Buy Frozen Cranberries?

    Buying your fruit frozen has numerous benefits, which is why we are so proud to be able to offer it to you, they include:

    1. Less food Waste

    This is because you only use what you need, when you need it, and don’t have to worry about your fruit going off quicker than you are ready to use it.

    2. Availability

    You can enjoy all the seasonal fruits you love throughout the year without having to compromise on quality and flavour. 

    3. Better Flavour

    Freezing fruit from fresh means all the nutrition that was present at the time of picking is locked in and preserved - providing you with amazing, fresh-tasting f

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  • Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

    Serves 8

    Blueberry and Lemon Loaf

    Ingredients

    For the cake:

    • 225g butter
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • zest of 1 lemon
    • juice of 1/2 lemon
    • 225g self raising flour
    • 200g frozen blueberries (coated in flour)
    For the icing:
    • 70g icing sugar
    • few drops of lemon juice
    • water if needed

    Total time required: 45 minutes

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas mark 5.
    2. Grease & line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
    3. Cream together the butter & caster sugar in a bowl until light & fluffy.
    4. Add the 3 eggs, zest & juice -
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  • Fruit Coulis

    Serves 2

    Raspberry Coulis

    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

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  • Homemade Raspberry and Blackcurrant Ice Cream

    Serves 16-20

    Raspberry and Blackcurrants

    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
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  • 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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