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Mixed Berries with Kirsch | Taste of Germany |

Mixed berries with Kirsch

In the Summertime when the weather is fine and the shops are full of the most wonderful soft summer fruits. This is a quick and easy dessert that you can prepare in advance and surprise friends and family alike.

The flavour of the Mixed Berries is really enhanced with the addition of Kirsch but this can always be omitted when serving to the younger members of the family or those that do not drink alcohol.

We were served this first at a little restaurant in Bavaria many many years ago. It was a very hot day and the refreshing dessert was just what we needed to fortify us for a long walk through the beautiful countryside. The Addition of Kirsch made a very simple dish into a spectacular dish. I have also created this dessert replacing the Kirsch with Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Van Der Hum.

Mixed Berries with Kirsch

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By Marc Spendlove-Kruger Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries at their peak make for the most spectacular sweets. A few sprigs of mint give this salad a refreshing twist

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp Kirsch
  • 250 gms strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered if large
  • 250 gms raspberries (4 ounces)
  • 250 gms blackberries (4 ounces)
  • 250 gms blueberries (5 ounces)

Instructions

1

In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and Kirsch.

2

Rinse and drain the mixed berries under cold water.

3

Gently fold in strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

4

Serve immediately (or cover and refrigerate, up to 4 hours)

Notes

For a really interesting twist - and a good handful of torn mint leaves. really adds an interesting flavour to this dish.

Wine Matching

The flavours work well with either a good Prosecco or a dry Champagne. We served a Jean Philippe Moulin Champagne Rose. Not only for the flavour but also the colour as it really complemented the dish. With tiny bubbles that gently caress your tongue, leaving just the subtlest hint of mouth-watering strawberries… it’ll give even the most famous rose Champagne in the world a run for their money. Available from Naked Wines

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