:: Blackberry Coulis

October 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm 7 comments

The weekend we went blackberry picking I sacrificed making blackberry jam so that we could make this coulis.  Unfortunately there just wasn’t enough to make both and the thing about coulis is that it can be used in more than one recipe, it’s essential for the blackberry cupcakes I’ll be posting tomorrow and perfect for the delicious blackberry mess which I submitted as my recipe for the November edition of Irish Tatler.  After a long walk over Howth hill the other day, it seems like there is still a huge amount of berries still ripe for the picking.  I may just have to go and get some to make some jam during the week.

Blackberry Coulis

(Recipe from BBC Good Food)
Blackberry coulis is a wonderfully versatile fruity sauce which is perfect for a wide variety of desserts.  The coulis also freezes extremely well and should last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Makes about 150ml/¼ pint
250g  blackberries
50g golden caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract

Put the blackberries and sugar into a small pan with 100ml/31⁄2fl oz water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins until the fruit is soft. Stir in the vanilla, remove and cool a little.
Tip the contents of the pan into a blender or food processor, and whizz to a purée, then strain through a sieve, rubbing it through with the back of a ladle or spoon. Serve warm or chilled. Keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Entry filed under: blackberry, sugar, vanilla extract.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nina Timm  |  October 5, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I would have opted for the coulis too!!! Can't wait for the cupcakes!!!

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  • 2. James  |  October 5, 2009 at 8:50 am

    One of the best things to make with blackberries – so many uses. Could add creme de mure for a dessert sauce.

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  • 3. Giles  |  October 5, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I have been making lots of things Blackberry related on my foodie blog "Anyone For Seconds?" and have done something similar to your yummy coulis as a compote – http://anyoneforseconds.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/blackberry-compote/

    Reply
  • 4. George@CulinaryTravels  |  October 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    What a beautiful colour, it looks superb. Can't wait to hear about the cupcakes.

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  • 5. RecipeGirl  |  October 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Going blackberry picking sounds like an simply *dreamy* thing to do. No blackberry bushes in sight here in Southern California!! The coulis looks fabulous.

    I have more pies on my blog- come take a peek 🙂

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  • 6. Donal  |  October 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Nina!
    Hope you liked the cupcakes today!

    Hey James!
    So true, and I love that you can freeze it too!

    Hey Giles!
    Cool thanks for the link!

    Hey George!
    Cupcakes are up hope you like!

    Hey RecipeGirl!
    I'm pretty sure there are dreamy things to do in Southern Cali too! hehe! But yes it's a totally relaxing experience! 🙂 Will check out blog asap!

    Reply
  • 7. Jennifer  |  October 7, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    WOW these are incredible!!!

    Reply

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