How delicious are fresh berries. If only we could capture these wild gems in a jar. Well guess what, you can and it’s actually super easy to make and will be far better than any store-bought berry sauces or coulis.
A berry coulis can add that special something to any breakfast, dessert or baking. With this easy fail-safe recipe you can now enjoy the flavours of berries whenever you like. You can use it as a topping on ice cream, a berry flavouring in baking and icings, or drizzle it over your morning porridge.
This recipe also encourages experimentation with different kinds of berries, or even different kinds of fruit. For wherever your taste takes you, start experimenting with fruit combinations, spices and flavours.
Can I use other fruit, instead of berries?
Absolutely. You can use virtually any fruit you like. For example, peaches, cherries or even pineapple. The flavours, variations or combinations could be endless. Just be aware that some fruits may release more juice than others. So simply simmer and reduce a little longer to reach desired consistency.
How long can I store my coulis for?
If it doesn’t disappear on the first day, you can pour the remaining contents into an airtight container or jar and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively you can also freeze coulis and use whenever you need arises.
Here is an example of a strawberry coulis being used to flavour and top the buttercream of my Strawberry Velvet Cupcake. Just look at that oozing strawberry goodness! I’ll share the recipe for this cupcake here.
- 500g Fresh or Frozen Berries
- 140g Caster Sugar
- Lemon Juice (Optional)
Wash and dice berries or fruit if necessary and place in a saucepan, along with the caster sugar.
On a medium heat, bring the berries or fruit to a simmer. Stirring regularly.
Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for a further 10-15 minutes or until berries or fruit have started to break down and thicken. Depending on the consistency you're after, you can leave to thicken longer, or remove for a runnier coulis.
Carefully check the flavour and sweetness of your coulis, adding a few drops of lemon juice if needed to balance out the flavour, or a little more sugar if too tart.
Allow to cool, then pour into an airtight container or jar and keep in the fridge for your next baking project or special occasion needing some extra berry flavour.
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