Berries & Cream from "Chef"
Simple ingredients elevated with technique. Sweet berries, fresh mint, whipped cream, and a caramel dust create an irresistible dessert! This Berries & Cream recipe is the perfect summertime treat.
- 1.5 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup quartered strawberries de-stemmed
- 1 cup blueberries optional
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 tbsp Grand Marnier
- 1/2 cup mint leaves, chiffonade
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream keep very cold
- 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Line a baking sheet with a silpat. In a small sauce pan melt the sugar over a medium flame. Swirl the pan occasionally (do not stir) until all the sugar has dissolved and turned into a medium dark caramel color. Be careful not to burn it!
Pour the caramel onto the silpat lined baking sheet in a thin even layer. Let cool completely.
Break up the caramel with a wooden spoon. Take the broken shards and pulse them in a food processor until finely ground. Run through a mesh sieve to make a dust. Reserve a few shards if you would like to use them as a garnish. (If you don't have a food processor just put the shards in a cloth kitchen towel and lightly hammer with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin)
Add the mint to the berries and mix to combine. Scoop the berries into serving bowls.
Top with a large spoonful of whipped cream and dust with the caramel. Garnish with some of the cracked caramel sugar if you'd like. Enjoy!