A plethora of raspberries...
- WCchopper Sep 25, 2007 03:56 PM
Any unusual uses for?
I love raspberries! I use them a lot in muffins. Add them to my apple crisps or just enjoy them with cream and a strpinkle of sugar. Yum...they freeze fantastically well also.
Mix berries, 1/2 cup of your favorite red wine and 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar. Simmer till it gets really, really thick. enjoy on ice cream!
David Lebovitz has several ice cream/sorbet recipes using raspberries in his book The Perfect Scoop (Raspberry Ice Cream, Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream, Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream, Raspberry Frozen Yogurt, Plum-Raspberry Sorbet, Raspberry-Rose Sorbet, Raspberry Sherbet, Raspberry-Champagne Sorbet, Raspberry Granita, and some sauces) - if I had a bunch of raspberries that's definitely how I would use them.
This is pretty pedestrian, but I like to make chocolate chip cookie bars and throw lightly sugared raspberries on top.
I too have a plethora of raspberries. I have been preserving them in the following ways:
Raspberry Rhubarb Jam
Chocolate Raspberry Jam
Raspberrries in Framboise (raspberries, sugar and a bottle of Framboise for adding to champagne at Thanksgiving)
Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Raspberries in Syrup
Then I pureed the raspberries and strained them through a chinoise to remove the seeds. I added a sugar syrup and lemon juice and I canned these for making sorbet in the future.
I also make a brownie with fresh raspberries (take your favorite brownie mix, combine the fresh raspberries with a little melted jam, put half of the batter in the pan, spread the raspberries over that almost to the edge and cover with the rest of the batter) and the Raspberry Streusel Muffins in the Silver Palate Good Times cookbook.
I've seen pork loin matched with a raspberry sauce before. I know I've seen a couple recipes for raspberries and pork on Epicurious, but I can't get the links because the site is so friggin' slow after its redesign!
Raspberries also do well in spinach salad (raspberry vinaigrette anyone?) and with chicken.