Using locally sourced, and seasonal berries, I made this summer berry terrine. I used apple cider in the recipe but you could just as easily use white wine, or anything with bubbles, such as MCC. Make sure it is an alcoholic drink you would enjoy.
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Since getting my terrine for my birthday I’ve not done much in the way of making terrines. I’ve baked bread in it and made a cake but I kind of stopped there. As I had an opened bottle of cider to use up I decided to make a berry terrine. We have a really lovely selection of summer berries available to us and I chose just three for this dessert. There is no need to limit yourself to my choice, use what you can get. I know that overseas you have a far wider variety than we do so let your imagination run wild. If you use frozen berries be sure to defrost them on paper towels before using them in the recipe.
which are your favourite berries?
Summer Berry Terrine
- 500 mls apple cider
- 5 gelatine leaves
- 275 g strawberries, hulled and cut in half
- 175 g blackberries
- 200 g blueberries
- Put the cider into a heavy bottomed pot and heat
- While you are doing that place the gelatine leaves into a bowl and cover with cold water
- Leave to steep for 5 minutes and wring out
- Add to the cider and whisk in to mix
- Oil your terrine and line with clingfilm
- Place a layer of strawberries on the bottom then cover with the cider
- Next make a layer of blackberries and cover with cider
- Then do another layer of strawberries and cover with cider
- Last do a layer of blueberries
- Pour over the rest of the cider
- Cover with the lid and place into the fridge for at least 4 hours to set
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29 thoughts on “Summer Berry Terrine”
I’m a sucker for anything with berries Tandy and I love this recipe. Gelatine is tricky to work with as too much or too little can have horrible consequences. If I use powder gelatine instead, how much would I need to use in place of the 5 leaves?
Hi, for gelatine 10g (15mls) powdered = 5 sheets. For every 100mls of liquid you need 1 leaf of gelatine. I hope this helps. If you ever get stuck see my conversion page http://tandysinclair.com/helpful-hints/ which contains all sorts of helpful hints 🙂
How pretty is that?! Would have to make with frozen at this time of year…but I really fancy making one now 🙂
I was very happy with the way it turned out! Hope you are not snowed in 🙂
Lovely but can’t we exchange the cider for a bit of MCC?
I have already done a champagne jelly and I know it will work perfectly with the berries!
This looks simply divine. And I love how the fruit looks like a nicely wrapped present to me.
that is exactly how they look Kay 🙂
That looks wonderful Tandy. Such a lovely light dessert. I think I might be tempted to swap the cider for champagne too 🙂
Please do and let me know what you think!
Very impressive this dessert, Tandy! my favourite barries are strawberries and blackberries…but we need to wait a few months before finding the fresh (it was SNOWING yesterday here in the UK!)
I saw you have had snow and today it is going to be really cold in London, but at least you have summer and lovely English berries to look forward to 🙂
Can you imagine, I’ve never had this? My fave berries are blueberries =)
I can eat blueberries every day! I hope you try and make this Squishy 🙂
That is so cool. I love berries.
thank you Angela, and thank you for the visit 🙂
I can’t wait to try this once summer berries are in season!
I look forward to seeing how yours turns out Sarah 🙂
I made the mistake in putting kiwi in my first terrine and didn’t understand why it never set. I’ll have to try again because yours looks delicious!
Kiwi is not a good fruit to do much with as it breaks down the enzymes in so many things 🙂
That is a really cool dessert. Do you think I could exchange the gelatin for sugar free jello? Hey did I miss your birthday, when was it? Happy belated…
My birthday is in July so you did not miss it 🙂 For sure you can use sugar free jello. It will work perfectly 🙂
this looks divine–i must actually try this using china grass instead of gelatine
Please let me know how it works out Usha!
How lovely, Tandy! The colors are gorgeous 🙂
Thank you Giovanna 🙂