Three ways with raspberries

We are starting to enjoy the fruits of our labour in the kitchen garden. Over the weekend we dug up some of the new potatoes, a variety called ‘Charlotte’ and had with a salad. And we’ve got an abundance of raspberries, so I thought I’d share 3 recipes using raspberries that you can try at home too.

These are: Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake, Raspberry Yoghurt Ice Lollies and Raspberry Gin…

For the Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake, you’ll need:

150g Raspberries

1 lemon, zested and juice

Packet of Nice biscuits

1 can of condensed milk

1 tub of cream cheese

100g butter

Method

  • Place the Nice biscuits into a bowl. Use the end of a rolling pin to crush into a fine crumb
  • Melt 100g of butter and mix into the crushed biscuits
  • Mix until the crumbs form together and press into a 8’ loose bottom tin
  • Place in the fridge to cool whilst you make the filling
  • Mix a can of condensed milk with a tub of cream cheese
  • Zest and juice a lemon and add to the mixture
  • Blitz the raspberries up with a hand mixer until they are broken down
  • Mix the raspberries into the cheesecake mixture and spoon on top of the biscuit crumb
  • Allow the cheesecake to set in the fridge which should take 6-8 hours
  • Serve with cream or ice-cream and add some fruit on top if you like with a sprig of mint

For the Raspberry Ice Lollies, you’ll need:

150g of raspberries

100g sugar

A small pot of plain yoghurt

Method

  • Blitz the raspberries with a hand mixer
  • Combine the sugar, blitzed raspberries, and yoghurt together
  • Set into ice lolly mould and freeze for minimum of 6 hours

A great way of using fruit that is slightly passed its best and getting the kids to eat a healthy snack!

To make Raspberry Gin (Adults only!) you will need:

70cl bottle of supermarket own gin.

300g of raspberries

100g sugar

Method:

  • Place raspberries into a sealable litre container bottle or jar.
  • Add the sugar and pour the gin on top
  • Put the lid onto the container and give a good shake to dissolve the sugar.
  • Each day for a week, give the container a good shake to help the sugar dissolve and allow the fruit to ferment.
  • After 4-6 weeks, strain the fruit out of the gin through some muslin cloth or fine sieve and enjoy your flavoured gin with ice and tonic

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