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Old 11-09-2007, 09:02 AM   #11
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You could blend them up frozen with some simple syrup and rum and have a great mixed berry daiquiri.....
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:02 AM   #12
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Jeff, I like the way you think!
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:25 AM   #13
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Mango or berry crepes. Top crepes w powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Berry or mango topped french toast, (chocolate) waffles or pancakes.

Fruit smoothies.

Yogurt or pudding parfaits - layer the mixed berries or mangos between dollops of yogurt/pudding, top w whippeed cream.

Trifle

Fruit Pizza - refrigerated sugar cookie dough for the crust, bake cool, spread w cream cheese & top w fruit.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:49 AM   #14
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I think most of my ideas have gone - crumbles, cooked fruit topping for pancakes. You could be adventurous and use them to make a fruity sauce for duck or venison - I think the berries would work well in that.

Both would also work well in a smoothie.

Make a pudding based on Eve's Pudding - basically a fruit base topped by a sponge mix and served hot. You don't need a lot of fruit for that.
Eves Pudding


Ingredients

500g cooking apples
50g soft brown sugar
125g cooking margarine
125g sugar
2 eggs
125g self raising flour
1 tbsp hot water

Method

1. Set the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4.
2. Put the apples into a saucepan, with a very little water, and cook for a few minutes until tender, Stir, and ensure it does not burn.
3. Put the apples into the ovenproof dish, and sprinkle with the brown sugar.
4. Cream the margarine with the sugar, until light and fluffy.
5. Beat the eggs in a bowl, Add to the cake mixture, a little at a time.
6. Fold in the flour, and then the hot water
7. Pour over the apples and smooth with metal spoon.
8. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown

This would work really well with either bag.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:05 PM   #15
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Wow! Some really really amazing suggestions, especially from Bilby! I actually have some yogurt on hand, so I think half the mango will become a smoothie (oddly, somehow not as unseasonable as ice cream) and the other a chutney. There were so many awesome suggestions for the berries, I might have to go get another bag to try them all out! So much for making room in the freezer!

Thank you, everyone.

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Old 11-09-2007, 12:11 PM   #16
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We keep a bag of berries CONSTANTLY in our freezer for two things:

1. We make smoothies
2. We pour some in a bowl and top with evaporated milk and have it as an alternative to high sugar desserts. You could use cream or whatever, but we like the evaporated milk.

I have also made tarts in the past with these berries.
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You can make fruit toppings/syrup out of it for ice cream or other desserts.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:12 PM   #18
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Smoothies
Oatmeal addition
Pie filling

Those are the three I read several times and the way I use mine all the time. I think I also read to use them in a blender and add rum...sort of a berry daiquiri idea. I know its winter, but have a theme party and crank up the heat.
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Make some baking powder biscuits and divide them each in two... put some berries between the pieces of biscuit and top with your eggnog ice cream. Call it Mixed Berry Shortcake. Wow your dinner guests -- even if it's just hubby and the kids!
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You could blend them up frozen with some simple syrup and rum and have a great mixed berry daiquiri.....
GREAT idea, Jeff!
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