Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cookbook challenge, week 9: Berry sorbet

The theme for this was berry, and I conveniently had a large container full of berries from my parents. They have a big boysenberry bush that produces lots of delicious fruit at this time of year.

The recipe comes from Gordon Ramsey's book, Cooking with Friends. The recipe is 'Blackberry sorbet with shortbread fingers', but I decided not to do the shortbread.

225ml sugar
250ml water
500g berries
2 tbs lemon juice

Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Turn up the heat slightly and simmer for a few minutes.
Tip in the blackberries and simmer for a couple more minutes.
Transfer to a blender and process until smooth.
Strain through a fine sieve and discard the seeds.
Stir in the lemon juice.
Cool completely in the fridge.
Pour the mixture into an icecream machine and churn until almost firm.
Transfer to a suitable container and freeze until solid.


This sorbet is fantastic. It's all about the berries - good fruit means a good result! The tang of the lemon comes through nicely. If I make this again, I'd like to use less sugar, it's just a bit too sweet.

1 comment:

  1. If the colour is anything to go by, that sorbet looks delicious! Leigh