Sunday, 25 August 2013

Blackberry lemonade (2 colours)

As Ian put it when he tasted this "I'll never drink ordinary lemonade again". It was very sweet so I might try using a little less sugar next time.

Water - 1 litre
Caster sugar - 225 g    
Finely grated rind of 3 lemons           
Lemon juice - 250 ml (use 5 large or 10 small lemons)
Blackberries - 300 g          

1) Add the sugar and half the water to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lemon rind to the pan and leave for a minute. Add the lemon juice and remaining water.
2) Combine the blackberries with 250 ml of the lemon mixture in a blender. Blend and then strain through a sieve to remove the seeds.
3) Pour the blackberry mixture and remaining lemon mixture into a jug and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with ice.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Chocolate banana avocado mousse (1 colour)

Avocado - 1, ripe, peeled and stoned
Banana - 1 large
Coconut cream - 1 tbsp
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 0.5 tsp
Chopped nuts, chocolate chips or banana slices for topping.

1) Blend the avocado and banana together until smooth and creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again until combined. Refrigerate for an hour before serving with or without toppings. Serves 2.