Blackberries

  • 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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  • 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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  • Blackberry Cream

    Serves 4

    Frozen Blackberries

    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. Apple and Blackberry Cake

          Serves 16-20

          Apple and Blackberry Cake

          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 b
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        2. Apple and Blackberry Crumble

          Serves 4 - 6

          Apple and Blackberry Crumble

          Ingredients

          For the filling

          • 300g frozen British Bramley Apple Slices
          • 150g frozen British IQF Blackberries
          • 60g demerara sugar
          • 60g butter

          For the topping

          • 160g plain flour
          • 80g butter
          • 80g demerara sugar

          Vanilla ice cream, to serve.

          Total time required: 34 minutes

          Preparation time: 10 minutes
          Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

          Method

          1. Preheat the oven to 220°c/gas mark 7.
          2. Place the apples into a pan with the butter and gently cook until the apples soften.
          3. Add the sugar – stirring gently until dissolved.
          4. Add the blackberries.
          5. To make the topping, lightly rub the butter in
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