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Flavor Profile – 5 Foods that pair well with blackberries

October 9, 2013

5 Foods that pair well with blackberries

Cooking with berries can be a challenge, they are sweet and savory but what exactly can go with them? Blackberries have notes of rose, mint, cedar and clove. We have found some foods that go with these berries to deliver the most flavor in your dish.

Blackberry and almond
Almond’s sweetness calms some of blackberry’s wild spiciness in this crumble. Butter a deep 21 cm dish and fill with blackberries to a depth of 3-4cm. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp sugar. In another bowl, rub 175g plain flour and 75g butter together until they look like breadcrumbs. Stir in 75g golden caster sugar and 50g roughly chopped, toasted flaked almonds. Sprinkle this on top of the blackberries and bake at 200C/400F/gas mark 6 for about 30 minutes.

Blackberry and apple
Mix blackberries with 4 peeled, cored and chopped cooking apples and about 4 tbsp sugar. Cook on a low heat for about 20 minutes, until the apples soft. Check for sweetness and add more sugar if necessary. Just a little cream will sweeten it further.

 Blackberry and goat’s cheese

Banon, or banon à la feuille, is a French goat’s cheese that’s dipped in eau de vie before being wrapped in chestnut leaves. Once wrapped, it’s ready to eat in about three weeks, but leave it a little longer and it will develop rich, fruity; woody notes that complement blackberry right down to the hairs between its drupelets.

 Blackberry and beef

Blackberry sauce is often served with duck and venison, but it can be used on beef and other meats too. Aside from providing tartness, the herbaceous flavour of the blackberries complements the natural sweetness of the meat.

 Blackberry and white chocolate

Select the best looking berries and dip them in the chocolate, safe in the knowledge that even if you eat the whole clamshell you can always get more.


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