Just picked raspberries and blueberries
Pups and I just picked $30 worth of blueberries and red/gold raspberries yesterday at an area farm. Any suggestions for what to do with them besides "the usual"? (I have a pastry dough chilling in the fridge for a lattice top blueberry pie) As usual...TIA!!!!!
Crush them up a little bit so you've got plenty of juice but still some whole berries as well, pour in ice cube trays and freeze. These are wonderful all times of years in lemonade, limeade, cocktails, smoothies, even just club soda or regular coke. Or you can just pop a whole one in your mouth for a mini popsicle! If you save some for winter you'll have a nice reminder of fresh summer fruit, too.
I would love to pick some gold raspberries. I was wondering what farm you picked the raspberries at? Thanks!
4chow....do you already make your own smoothies? they don't have to be calorie-packing sweet junk...blueberries with a ripe banana, maybe some o.j. to sweeten IF NEEDED...0% yogurt or kefir...some ground flax meal or natural peanut butter...ice if preferred...you are GOOD to go in the a.m.!!! Wish I knew of some savory blueberry dishes...betcha there are some though!
Some has to be used with plain homemade yogurt with a little topping of honey. And don't forget pancakes.
Blueberry pancakes are one of my faves. Along with crisps and cobblers. I prefer to make my smoothies out of frozen fruit, because you don't have to "water them down" with ice. My smoothies are very healthy. Frozen fruit. Low fat milk. Whey protein powder. Light vanilla yogurt. Yum. We go to the pick your own places and I freeze about 20 quarts of blueberries every year.
I soaked some raspberries in a little sugar and Maker's Mark a couple of years ago and it was sooo good. I don't rememeber how long I soaked or how much sugar but there is lots of info on the spirits board if you are interested.
Don't forget to save 1/4 cup of your raspberries and stir them into the Ghirardelli brownie recipe (the one on their Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa canister). I also add 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips or shaved white chocolate. Don't forget to mash the berries with a spoon or fork as you add them into the batter. Mmmmmmmmm!
I made a triple raspberry (red, black, and purple) pie after going picking recently: http://areyouhungryyet.blogspot.com/2...
Raspberry/blueberry ice cream
Marcel Desaulniers' white chocolate pattycake (covered with raspberries): http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vid...
Ina Garten's red and golden raspberry tart (I think it's in her first cookbook ... beautiful and very good)
Mixed Fruit Clafouti
Chilled Dessert Soup
Puree some berries, keep some whole. Take a quart of plain or vanilla yogurt and stir in the purees. Thin to soup consistancy by stirring in some lemon-lime soda. Chill. Serve in wine glasses.
Make the raspberry tart in Patricia Wells' Bistro Cooking (p 236). Raspberries baked in creme fraiche and egg yolks. Gorgeous, simple, and much more than the sum of its few parts.
Cafe du Jura's Raspberry Tart
for a 9 to 10 inch tart
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup creme fraiche
3 tablespoons sugar
pre-baked tart shell
2 cups fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix yolks, creme fraiche and sugar. Pour into the baked and cooled tart shell. Arrange the berries in a single layer on top.
Bake until the creme is just set, about 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
If you have some time on your hands the blueberries could be made into wine. Blueberries are one of the few fruits that make a wine that rivals grapes. The result is very much like red wine; it's strongly tannic, and even improves with age.
Monday I picked some blueberries from my grandmother's yard and yesterday morning I made up a cobbler recipe. It was gone before dark. I mixed the traditional biscuit/pastry topping cobbler with the easy batter type cobbler. So basically lots of butter, flour, sugar, and Blueberries! I'll have to post the recipe as soon as I remember it...