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    Boozy Berries with Mascarpone

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 6 minutes, plus cooling time
    • Total time: 16 minutes, plus cooling time 20 minutes

    Serves: 2


    • 25g caster sugar
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 1 tsp cornflour
    • 150g blueberries
    • 150g raspberries
    • 3 tbsp kirsch (cherry brandy)
    • 125g Galbani Santa Lucia Mascarpone
    • 4 amaretti biscuits, plus extra to serve


    1. Place the sugar in a pan with 100ml cold water. Slit the vanilla pod in half lengthways and add to the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4 minutes to make a light sugar syrup.
    2. Mix the cornflour with 2 teaspoons of cold water to form a smooth paste. Stir the cornflour mixture into the sugar syrup and bring to the boil. Add the blueberries to the saucepan and simmer gently for 1 minute.
    3. Add the raspberries to the saucepan along with the kirsch. Gently mix, then remove from the heat and leave to cool.
    4. Remove the vanilla pod from the pan. Serve the berries warm or at room temperature, topped with a generous spoonful of mascarpone and a couple of crushed amaretti biscuits. Serve with extra biscuits for dipping.

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    Cook's tips

    These berries can be cooked the day before and gently reheated, or served at room temperature.


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