Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Recipe of the day

Redcurrants painted in Acrylic

Redcurrant Sorbet

Redcurrants provide some vitamin C but less than blackcurrants. Low in calories and sodium. Currants are high in fiber, cholesterol-free and provide a good source of potassium.

Serves 4
500g redcurrants
300g caster sugar
3 tablespoons elderflower cordial
300 ml/half a pint of water

Remove redcurrants from stems, wash and put in a pan with 2 tbsp water. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 5 mins until softened. Push through a sieve to make a purée. Stir in the elderflower cordial and set to one side to cool.

Put the caster sugar in a pan with 300ml/½pt water and leave over a low heat for 5 mins until the sugar dissolves. Raise heat and boil for 10 mins.

Tip redcurrant mixture into syrup and mix. Return to the boil, turn down and simmer for 2 mins. Cool, pour into a container and freeze for 3-4 hrs until frozen. Scoop into shot glasses and top with redcurrants

Adults only
Subsitute the elderflower cordial for elderflower wine or vodka