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Desserts using soft fruit
Tue 29-Jul-14
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Hattie
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For my return to the forum I thought I would pass on this recipe for a Raspberry & Coconut Frittata  

http://www.domesticsluttery.com/2014/07/raspberry-.....ttata.html

You can use other fruits too........it's delicious......a quick & easy dessert to keep OHs happy !!  laugh

 

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Tue 29-Jul-14
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Nadine, that sounds lovely.....just had a quick glance at the blog too and it looks good.

And welcome back, we have missed you so much big_hug

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Tue 29-Jul-14
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I had a look too, it resembles a Mrs Beeton recipe, "first take 10 egg whites", hers often were like that. However the recipe looks very tempting, I might have a go at that for a dessert if I am going to entertain at any time.

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Tue 29-Jul-14
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Welcome back, Nadine, lovely to hear from you. xwave

Sun 14-Jun-15
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As some of have more rhubarb and soft fruits than we know what to do with thought this would be a good start.As I mentioned elsewhere, I make lots of jam but also make lots of bottled fruit. I just cook the fruit with sugar and put it in sterilised jars. This gives us puds over winter. I puree lots of apple too. I make up jars of apple and blackberry ready to go into a crumble. I often put the fruit in the bottom of a pyrex dish then add a sponge mixture. To serve I turn it upside down so the fruit runs over the sponge and serve warm with creme fraiche.

Another way with bottled fruit is to put it inside a crepe and warm through. Again lovely with creme fraiche....I cannot get a decent cream here!

Is this a good one to start again? It would be good to see Hattie too!

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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Yes, it is a good one to start, Aly. Also good ideas.

I do something similar, but a little more boozy!

Without cooking the fruit - mostly raspberries, cherries , peaches and apricots - I sprinkle sugar over them in the jar, then top up with alcohol - with cherries, it's kirsch; but mostly it will be cognac. I have several jars in the fridge at the moment - fruit has all gone, so no fruit, just a little alcoholic toddy!! laugh

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Oh, I forgot - also plums. When they're in season here (in France), they are very reasonably priced for a small crate - ideal time to conserve however you find the best for you.

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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Do you two ladies use a water bath (you know, like the Americans do) when bottling your fruit, or do you just simply use sterilised jars as we would for jam?

I confess I'd never thought of bottling fruit, I just cook and freeze it.  I do like the idea of bottling some, though - how long does it last?  I guess sugar/alcohol would preserve it.

We're very soon going to have lots of soft fruit.....we already have tons of rhubarb, strawbs are ripening now, blackcurrants are turning colour, blueberries will be colouring up soon.  And then we have autumn raspberries, the canes are really flourishing.  I don't make loads of jam as we're not big eaters of it.

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No, I don't use a water bath - I have the jars and lids in the oven beforehand. That's for jam.

For the 'bottling', I keep the jars in the fridge - there aren't that many in truth. At the moment I think there are five.

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I sterilise the jars as for jam and use parfait jars that have the metal seal and a screw top. They keep like this for over a year. I am usually just using the last as the new batch comes in. I keep the jars in the pantry and have never had any mold appear. The sugar preserves the fruit.

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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I have some apricots that I bought and I shall be cooking them in the oven tomorrow to eat with yoghurt, when I have bought more honey to go in the pits.

I'll try that again!

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Very tempting, all those fruits in the supermarket here at the moment. Apricots are one of my favourites.

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Mine too, but they seldom give as much as they promise over here, which is why I shall be baking them.  I think my favourite is cherries.

I'll try that again!

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Thank you for your replies, ladies.....I think I will now try bottling some of our fruit.  I especially like the sound of fruit bottled in alcohol.....laugh

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So do I!  sloe_gin

I'll try that again!

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