Six ways to enjoy raspberries

6 favourite raspberry recipes

 

Raspberries are delicate flavoursome fruit, but there comes a time in summer when raspberry production hits glut proportions and I need to find more exciting ways to eat raspberries than sprinkling them on muesli or eating them by the bowlful with cream.

Here are six ways to use raspberries this summer.

1  RASPBERRY VINEGAR

Make your own Raspberry Vinegar

 

Make Raspberry Vinegar and use it to add a little oomph to a casserole or to deglaze a roasting pan. I always add Raspberry Vinegar along with cornflour to my pavlovas to make them soft and squidy in the middle.

It’s also useful for making vinaigrettes and salad dressings.

Raspberry Vinegar recipe here

2  RASPBERRY CRUMBLE CAKE

Make a Raspberry Crumble Cake with a crumble type topping.

3  SUMMER FRUIT LOAF CAKE

Summer Fruit Loaf Cake

 

A fruity loaf style cake bursts with juicy summer fruits.

This simple melt and stir cake can be made with fresh or frozen summer berries such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants.

Summer Fruit Loaf Cake recipe

 

 

4  RASPBERRY GIN SLUSH

Pour 1 cup of gin into a lidded plastic container, add 2 – 3 cups of water and freeze for 3 hours until you have a soft ice. Break it up with a fork and keep in the freezer until needed.

On a hot summer’s day, spoon a heap of slushy gin into a glass, pour in a measure of Slamseys Raspberry Gin and drop in a few raspberries. Muddle together. Enjoy.

 

5  NO CHURN RASPBERRY RIPPLE ICE-CREAM

No Churn Raspberry Ice-Cream

 

 

I could eat this ice-cream all summer long.

It’s made with raspberries, cream and a tin of sweetened condensed milk. Very simple. Very delicious.

No Churn Raspberry Ripple Ice-Cream recipe

 

 

6  FREEZER JAM

Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe

 

This is a deliciously fresh tasting jam though it tends to be runny.

Take it out of the freezer a few hours before you need it and once thawed, store in the fridge.