RECIPE 2 – CREAMED HONEY BLACKBERRY COULIS is the perfect accompaniment to any chocolate dessert.
INGREDIENTS: ½ Tbs fat (olive oil, butter, your preference) / 1 small box of ripe blackberries / 3 Tbs Sourwood or Clover Artisan Creamed Honey
DIRECTIONS: Place a sauté pan over a medium heat source with ½ tbs olive oil or butter. Pour in a small box of ripe blackberries and let them cook down for about 5 min. Move the pan constantly and lift it from heat every 60 seconds to make sure your berries don’t burn. Mix in 3 tbs of creamed honey with the berry juice. Remove from heat, pour the mixture into a blender; puree berries into a sauce. Pour small portions of the sauce through a fine mesh strainer; then use a rubber spatula to push the remaining sauce through the mesh without pushing the seeds through. Once strained, cool, and serve chilled. Prep: 6 minutes / Cook: 10 minutes / Total: 20 minutes
SOURCE: Mattie Goldberg, Private Chef, Austin, Texas
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