bag of raspberries
I am the lucky recipient of a bag of gorgeous raspberries. I realize that I add them to salads, but I don't know that I've ever cooked with them otherwise. Creative ideas? Your go-to raspberry dishes? If I'm not careful, I might just pour heavy cream over them and go to town... thanks!
So they're fresh now?
If you can't use them, I agree you need to freeze them. I freeze them whole by spreading them onto a cookie sheet & freezing for a while. Once they're frozen solid I put 'em into a bag. THEN I can use them in muffins, pancakes, whatever.. or boil as below all year long!
I have had a great crop of raspberries. I have made:
raspberries in syrup
raspberry rhubarb jam
chocolate raspberry jam
raspberry chipolte bbq sauce
apple raspberry crisp
raspberry cranberry jam
am steeping raspberries in raspberry liquor
and freezing them.
Let me know if you want any recipes.
re: foxy fairy
Here is the crisp recipe.
Adapted from The New York Times Cook Book by Craig Claiborne
Preheat oven to 350◦F
6 tart apples
~½ cup brown sugar
~¼ teaspoon ground cloves
~½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Juice of 1 lemon
Prepare the filling:
Peel, core and slice the apples into a bowl. Sweeten and season to taste. Mix lightly and pour into a buttered one-and-one-half quart casserole.
¾ cup sifted flour
½ cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Prepare topping in the following manner:
Put the flour, sugar and salt in the food processor bowl and process. Cut chilled butter into pieces and add the bowl. Process on and off until the mixture is crumbly.
Top the fruit with topping and bake until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is lightly browned.
NOTE: I use this topping for all the crisps I make. You can make a double or triple batch and freeze the topping mix. Then you just have to prepare the fruit and top.
Strawberry & Rhubarb
Mixed Berry-Strawberry, blueberries and raspberries
Peaches and Raspberries
apples and raspberries
re: foxy fairy
I found this on the internet some place. I don't remember where.
4 cups fresh raspberries
1/2 cup chopped sweet or red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 to 2 serrano peppers, seeded and minced
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 red or orange bell pepper, cored and diced
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ginger (optional)
Mix everything in a medium size bowl. Leave the berries whole or mash some up.
Let stand for one hour to blend flavors. Depending on use, freeze remaining salsa in 1/2 to 1 cup portions. Makes about 5 cups.