This month's best
August's best: Raspberries
Red, ripe, juicy and eminently squishable, these furry little numbers may well be the finest tasting of all the berries and are a real summer crowd pleaser.
Our quick and tasty tip:
- Try lightly crushing some raspberries with a little icing sugar and orange juice, then folding through softly whipped vanilla cream and serving with freshly baked shortbread.
Eat Seasonably Use Them Up Tips for Raspberries
Bought too much of your favourite fruit? Not sure what to do with the spare veg in the fridge? Our Use Them Up Tips are a great way to make sure you don’t throw them away.
Love your leftovers … quick fruit jam
This recipe is great for using up soft fruit past it’s best, but not when it’s gone so far that it has reached the mouldy stage – at this point the compost is the best place for them!
Love your leftovers… fruit bowl buns recipe
These will make use of any slightly soft fruits from the fruit bowl, such as apples, pears but experiment with other fruits such as rhubarb, plums, cherries or blackberries, raspberries or strawberries.
Dairy free chocolate cake with raspberries
You do need to use a good quality dark chocolate for the icing, though it does not need to be as high in cocoa content as for other recipes. A sweeter chocolate works better because of the bicarbonate of soda which can otherwise leave a slightly salty aftertaste.