We're enjoying some stunning sunshine at the moment, so why not make a summer treat? Lisa Burns has just the thing for you...
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In the Reporter and Chronicle, our very own Lisa Burns has her own ‘Baking with Burns’ column dedicated to baking, bringing you a different recipe every week - a mixture of seasonal sweet and savoury dishes - to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.
As part of a series designed to keep your spirits up in these tough and uncertain times, we're digging through our archives to bring you a few of Lisa's recipes on our website every week - so you can try your hand at some baking. Good luck and enjoy!
What glorious weather we have been having recently.
It means we can get out in the garden and enjoy picnics and barbecues in the long hot days.
Summer is a great time to try all the luscious fruits the sunshine brings and one of my favourites is the raspberry.
As a child I used to pick wild raspberries on Ashton Moss. I, along with my younger sister and friends, used to fill bags with the juicy red fruits before taking them home to our mums.
Those long ago little walks across the Moss have stuck in my memory and I often think of those days from the 1970s when I use raspberries in my cooking now.
Raspberries are rich sources of health promoting plant-derived chemicals, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. They are low in calories and fats and are a rich source of dietary fibre and antioxidants. They are also a rich source of vitamins A,C and E.
But above all, they are delicious!
Here I have made a lovely fruity mousse, full of raspberries - perfect for a treat in the summer sun.
300g/10oz raspberries, plus a few extra to decorate
50g/2oz icing sugar
One tbls of lemon juice
250g/8oz fromage frais
200g/7oz fat free Greek yoghurt
Three tbls double cream
A few mint leaves to decorate
1. Place the raspberries, icing sugar and lemon juice in a blender or food processor and blend until the ingredients are pureed together.
2. Tip the puree into a large mixing bowl and beat in the fromage frais, yoghurt and cream until they are well mixed together with no streaks of colour.
3. Spoon the mixture into four or five serving glasses and decorate with the remaining raspberries and a few mint leaves.
4. Chill until ready to serve.
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