It is Freezing.
I mean damn cold. With the wind chill, -32 Celsius ( Fahrenheit conversion -25.6 ). That is down right cold.
What better way to combat the cold weather than with a cold dessert. I know, I know…. not really what you were expecting but that is part of the fun.
I poked around the freezer and I saw some fresh picked blueberries and raspberries - I was excited. I popped them on the counter and let them thaw at room temperature I then knew that I had just bought some Vanilla frozen yogurt (which seems to go well with fruit ). Then for some reason I thought all this in a puff pastry would be superb. Both light and slightly sweet but not too overwhelming after a big dinner. All I needed was some puff pastry – off to the grocery store I go. Don’t go to far – I will be back!
And I am back! This dessert simply rocked! Stupid easy yet so powerful. Here is how it came together. I ended up finding some prepared fresh pastry at the bakery – so that was a bonus.
- 6 Puff Pastry
- 1 Cup Blueberries
- 1 Cup Raspberries
- 2 Tbsp. Apple Juice
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Corn Starch
- 2 Tbsp. Water
- 6 Scoops of frozen Yogurt
- Warm a saucepan over medium heat; melt brown sugar, apple juice and berries. Stir slowly for about 6-10 minutes.
- Bring to a slow boil, as the berries break down the sauce will loosen. If the sauce is too thin, mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl and add to the sauce.
- Once you add it to the sauce bring back to a full boil to ensure the cornstarch will activate to its full thickening power.
- Slowly monitor the sauce, if it becomes to thick, simply add more apple juice or water.
- Place pastry in plate and spoon frozen yogurt inside, then cover with sauce.
Zesty Tip: Buying fresh berries in season can be a great way to stock up for the winter. To freeze them effectively, line them on a cookie sheet with some parchment paper and freeze them for a few hours, than you can bag them (they will not stick together).
Alright, I better go here. I am going to huddle by the fireplace, have some breakfast and get to work. Talk to you on Wednesday.