Raspberry Yoghurt Iceblocks The perfect way to cool the kids down on a hot summer's day with this tasty, and healthy, treat

We’ve used frozen raspberries but you could use any type of frozen, or fresh, berry that you have.

METHOD

In a small bowl soak the berries with lemon juice and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the honey, give them a little crush with a fork.  Place a heaped teaspoonful of this mixture in the bottom of each iceblock mould.  Mix yoghurt and remaining honey in another bowl and fold in remaining berry mixture.  Split this mixture between the moulds and insert iceblock stick into each. Freeze overnight.

You could also use any other types of frozen or fresh berries that you may have.

These will keep for up to 1 week in your freezer.

Makes 4-6

 

 

 

Ingredients

Frozen raspberries 200g
Plain greek yoghurt 1 cup
Honey 3 1/2 Tablespoons
Lemon Juice of 1/2

Frozen Berry Dessert

This quick and easy treat is cross between an ice cream and a sorbet. Delightfully refreshing and totally guilt free!

METHOD

Add both ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Freeze for 3-4 hours before serving.

Serves 2.

 

Ingredients

Frozen Raspberries 1 Cup
Frozen Bananas 1 Whole, peeled

Double Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies

The richness of the chocolate, combined with the delicious taste of raspberry throughout makes this brownie a real winner. 

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm rectangular pan, line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper slightly over sides.

Stir dark chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a large saucepan of simmering water until smooth. Add sugar and mix well. Remove from heat, stir in eggs, then sifted flour, raspberries and white chocolate.

Spread mixture into prepared pan, bake 30 minutes. Cool brownie in pan before cutting.

 

Prep & cook time 40 mins

 

 

Ingredients

Dark chocolate, chopped coarsely 250g
Butter, chopped coarsely 150g
Caster sugar 1 cup
Plain flour 1 1/2 cups
Eggs, beaten lightly 3
Frozen raspberries 155g
White eating chocolate, chopped coarsely 125g

Raspberry Panna Cotta

This Panna Cotta is an easy way to impress your guests and tastes divine! Serve in 6-8 individual moulds such as dariole moulds available from kitchen supply stores, coffee cups, small drinking glasses or even muffin tins, although it is easier to have each mould separate when it comes time to plate up. You can also serve directly in pretty glasses and then don’t have to turn them onto plates when serving.

METHOD

Using your food processor puree your raspberries and strain through a fine strainer. Use only the puree (not the seeds) and place 1 Cup in a saucepan.

Sprinkle gelatin powder over the puree and leave for five minutes, then heat over a low heat until the gelatin dissolves, stirring constantly. Whisk the cream, sugar and milk into the puree mixture and heat until just warm, and sugar is dissolved. Strain into a large jug. Strain again and pour evenly into serving moulds.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set covering the tops with plastic wrap or for a more environmentally friendly option use reusable silicon covers or bees wax wraps. Don’t let them touch the dessert inside.

Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Serve with fresh or frozen raspberries

Ingredients

Raspberries 2 Punnets
Cream 2 Cups
Gelatin 1 Tbsp
Milk 1 Cup
Caster Sugar 6 Tbsp

Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

This mousse is quick, easy and tastes oh so decadant.  Serve as one large mousse to share or in individual moulds or nice glasses.

METHOD

In a microwave melt the chocolate, 1/4 cup of water and the butter until the chocolate and butter are melted (best in 30 second bursts). Stir until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes.

In a small saucepan whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Turn on heat and cook (while stirring) over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate mixture.

Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold into whipped cream. Spoon into decorative bowls. Refrigerate overnight and decorate (generously) with beautiful fresh Raspberries.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Ingredients

Semi-sweet Chocolate 225 grams
Water 1/2 cup (divided)
Butter 2 tablespoons
Egg Yolks 3
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Cream, Whipped 1+ 1/4 cups

Raspberry Detox Water

Kickstart your healthy eating with this refreshing and detoxifying refresher

METHOD

Grab your favourite glass and squeeze in half a lemon. Add a handful of fresh raspberries. Top with filtered water and infuse for at least an hour. Add mint leaves and enjoy!

Ingredients

Lemon Juice & Slices
Filtered water
Raspberries A handful
Mint leaves

Maungatapere Mess

Black pepper meringue, fresh whipped cream and delicious fresh berries. If you’re not feeling brave, just leave out the black pepper. The meringue can be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container, then assembled just before you need to serve.

METHOD

Preheat oven to 80 degrees celcius. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a non-stick mat. Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add caster sugar to the egg whites, a tablespoon at a time, whisking well between each addition. Once all caster sugar has been added, continue whisking on high for 3 minutes or until mixture is thick and glossy. Fold in sifted icing sugar and black pepper until well combined.

Pipe or dollop tablespoonfuls of mixture on to the lined baking tray. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 90 minutes, or until meringue easily lifts off the baking paper.

To assemble:

Whip cream to soft peaks and put on the bottom of a large dessert dish. Place crushed meringues on top then fresh berries. Garnish with slivered almonds and freeze dried raspberries. Or layer meringue, cream and berries in glasses and serve individually.

 

PREP: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 90 MINUTES
SERVES: 6

Ingredients

Egg Whites 3
Caster Sugar 1/2 Cup
Icing Sugar 1/2 Cup
Ground Black Pepper 1/2 tsp
Cream 500mL
Fresh Berries (Any combination of our delicious berries will do) 3 Punnets
Slivered toasted almonds, freeze-dried raspberries to garnish

Raspberry Banana Smoothie Packed with nutrients and flavour this will give you all the energy you need for the day

This smoothie is a great start to your day,  perfect for an on the go breakfast. 

METHOD

Add all ingredients to a blender or nutribullet and puree until smooth.

 

Serves 1

 

Ingredients

Raspberries (Fresh or Frozen) 1/2 cup
Banana 1 peeled
Milk 1/2 cup (any type)
Plain greek yoghurt 1/2 cup
Water 1/4 cup
Ice cubes 3-4