Jazz up mixed berries?
I'm bringing mixed berries (straw, blue, black, rasp) to an office luncheon and I wondered if there's anything I could do to make them more exciting either in terms of preparation or presentation? Thanks!
well, you could macerate them with sugar or honey and a little orange ligueur like Grand Marnier. Call it "drunken berries". You could put a slice of lemon pound cake at the bottom of a bowl. Put a scoop of ice cream on the cake then ladle the macerated fruit on top of the ice cream.
You could stuff the raspberries with chocolate chips. Just scoop out a hole at the top. Strawberries can be stuffed with cream cheese.
You could use them in a tart or on top of a cake and glaze them with apricot jam. Makes them all shiny.
Perhaps you could use skewers to make fruit kebobs. You could glaze these, too. You could dip the kebobs in sour cream and sprinkle brown sugar on them. with just strawberries, this tastes just like strawberry short cake. I see no reason why you couldn't use the technique on other fruits too.
Berries with fresh mint or basil are a great combo.
A pretty and simple presentation would be to use clear individual glasses and layer berries by color.
Or use one larger clear serving dish and layer by color.