Top five blackberry recipes
by Charlotte Morgan | 11 September 2012 | 6 commentsTweet
Ripe and ready for picking in late summer through to autumn, blackberries are very versatile in the kitchen - especially in desserts. Check out our top five recipes.
A real crowd pleaser, and the perfect end to a dinner party with friends. Make your own sweet citrus pastry, then fill the tart with a buttery, lemony, soured cream custard, and a blackcurrant jelly. Arrange fresh blackberries on top of the tart neatly, and enjoy with a cup of tea.
A tangy fool, made from blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, a drop or two of vanilla extract, and a lot of whipping cream. The classic fool is a British dessert dating back to the 16th century, and always consists of sweetened fruits folded into cream.
We have Gizzi Erskine to thank for this delectable cake recipe, made with absolutely no butter or fat (yes, it’s true!). Using a whole boiled orange and ground almonds helps to keep the cake extra moist and healthy, and the blackberries sit prettily at the bottom.
Ed Baines opts for a savoury dish when he's using his blackberries up. Make a blackberry sauce from a garlicky red wine reduction, infused with thyme, bay leaf and blackberries, and then serve it generously alongside quick-fried duck breast and buttery mashed potatoes.
Far more exciting than your regular brownie, and perhaps a little better for you! This chocolate slice is made from dark and milk chocolate, butter, walnuts and light muscovado sugar, and gives off a pretty purple-ish hue, thanks to the punnet of blackberries in the mix.
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