Mulberries flooding in to the kitchen?
Here are some quick and tasty ways to use them.
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1. Quick mulberry jam
Put a cup of destalked mulberries, a third cup of white, the zest of half a lemon and 2 tablespoons of water in a pan. Bring to a boil, and simmer for
5 minutes until fruit is thick, with just a little liquid. Store in the fridge
2. Rocket and mint salad with mulberries and fetta
Toss washed rocket and mint leaves together, and dress with a mix of lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and honey. Place on a platter and top with mulberries
and crumbled fetta. Drizzle over more dressing.
3. Mulberry granita
Puree half a kilogram of mulberries with the juice of a lemon. Dissolve one cup of sugar in one cup of water over low heat. Add to the mulberry puree,
then strain. Pour into a shallow plastic container and put in the freezer. After an hour use a fork to scrape and fluff the ice crystals that have
formed. Repeat every 30 minutes until ice crystals are separate and fluffy. Serve alone, or with strawberry ice cream.
Text: Robin Powell