Thursday, 4 February 2010

Berry Sorbet

This was going to be Nectarine Sorbet, as I had some overripe nectarines that needed using - but when I went to cut them up I realized I'd waited too long and they had lost most of their taste. In the freezer I had some frozen mixed berries, so I used them instead.

Put 225 g sugar in a saucepan and add 150 ml water. Heat gently until sugar has dissolved.

When sugar has dissolved, increase heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. (I forgot to boil the sugar and it worked out fine - although it took ages to freeze, so maybe this was why.)

Puree or blend about 450 g fruit and then seive to remove any seeds. Stir fruit into the cooled sugar.

I heated frozen mixed berries in a pan, mashed them up and then pushed them through a seive.

Make in an ice cream maker. I stood my sugar/fruit mixture in the freezer for a couple of hours to make sure it was totally cold, and then churned it in the ice cream maker. It wouldn't freeze convincingly, but after a night in the freezer it was perfect - not too soft, not too hard.

Delicious! A beautiful colour and intensely flavoured.

225 g granulated sugar
150 ml water
450 g fruit


Anna said...

Arista, that looks gorgeous, what a wonderful colour (and it's low-fat!)

Coby said...

Simply stunning:) A great way to enjoy fruit on a stinking hot day:D I can imagine these flavours melting on my tongue:D

arista said...

Yes sorbets are lovely and refreshing and low fat! I'm not a low-fat freak, but I do like to keep it to a minimum.