Berry Good Spring Time Treat
This is just the berry mix from the Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Berries recipe. It can stand alone as a topping to sponge cake, the panna cotta, plain or vanilla yogurt, a shortbread cookie, angelfood cake, etc. The tastes are sweet-tart and I swear you can hear baby birds chirping as you nibble.
3 cups mixed berries (fresh is best). I loved the raspberry, blackberry and blueberry combination the best.
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (fresh is best)
1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
1 tablespoon sugar
Combine berries in a bowl. In another bowl mix lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved, add zest and mix until separated. To keep from mashing the ripe berries, I use the two bowls to help me mix the ingredients together. Pour the lemon juice mixture over the berries and stir gently. Pour the contents of the berry/lemon juice mixture back into the first bowl. Stir gently. Repeat until combined as desired. The moving from bowl to bowl, gets the ingredients mixed without harming the berries.
Six 1/2 cup servings at 44 whopping calories per serving.