Sunday, April 13, 2008

Berry Good Spring Time Treat

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.

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