July Seasonal Spotlight – Raspberries

Juicy red raspberries are in season this month and at the Gables we thought we would share with you some of our favourite easy raspberry recipes from our book ‘Simply 3-5.’
We all know that raspberries make beautiful desserts, but how often have you tried them in a savoury context? One of our most popular starters is Fresh Goat’s Cheese with Raspberry Coulis. This may sound a little unusual but the sweet and sharp coulis works beautifully with the rich goat’s cheese. We are sure you will love this when you try it!

Fresh Goat’s Cheese with Raspberry Coulis

Fresh Goat’s Cheese with Raspberry Coulis

Fresh Goat’s Cheese with Raspberry Coulis

Serves 4
2 small goat’s cheese logs
225g fresh raspberries
25-30g caster sugar
Salad leaves, to serve
8 mint leaves, finely sliced

Chill goat’s cheese well then cut each log into 10 rounds.

Crush the raspberries with a fork and press through a fine sieve to extract the juice. Add sugar to taste, but make sure that the coulis stays sharp tasting.

Divide the salad leaves between the plates and place 5 rounds of cheese on top. Drizzle with the raspberry coulis and sprinkle with mint.

Note: We use La Buche goat’s cheese logs but any creamy goat’s cheese will work. This is so simple but so delicious.

And now for a show stopping raspberry pudding! Our Lemon and Raspberry Baskets look beautiful, take minutes to prepare and taste fantastic. What more could you ask for?

Lemon and Raspberry Baskets

Lemon and Raspberry Baskets

Lemon and Raspberry Baskets

Serves 6
50g dark chocolate
200g good quality lemon curd
250g mascarpone
150g fresh raspberries
6 brandy snap baskets

Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 minutes on High, stirring half way through.

Stir together the lemon curd and mascarpone. Divide half the raspberries between the baskets and spoon over the lemon cream and top with the rest of the berries.

Drizzle the dark chocolate over the baskets and lave in the fridge to set for 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately or the baskets will go soft.

We hope we have inspired you to use this beautiful seasonal ingredient. Let us know how you get on and if you have any suggestions of your own!

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