Soft Fruits

Soft Fruits

At the height of summer we have an abundance of British soft fruits - but what to do with them in such a short space of time?

The Delia Online Cookery School: The Blueberry and Pecan Muffin Cake recipe in this collection is included in our Muffins video lesson. Just click the image to play.

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At this time of year you can pick up a great bargain in supermarkets, farm shops or even your own garden, but delicate soft fruits like strawberries and raspberries need dealing with quickly. Peaches, plums and gooseberries are a little more robust but won't last too long, and you need to have a few recipes up your sleeve so as not to end up throwing them away. Strawberry Preserve, Blackcurrant Ice Cream, Raspberry Butter, Summer Fruit Compote and Preserved Pickled Peaches are all good recipes for large amounts of fruit. Delia's Plum or Damson Ketchup keeps indefinitely and Damson Chutney can be hidden away for 3 months. Look at our collection for summer desserts including Raspberry Crumble, Baked Peaches in Amaretti, Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake, Tropical Fruit Salad and Summer Pudding

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