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Summer Berry Terrine

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Categories: Easter, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Low-calorie, Low-fat, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

All the flavors of summer wrapped up in this stunning terrine

Prep Time: prep 45 mins, plus chilling

Cooking Time: cook 5 mins

Serves: makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 / 3 cup sugar
  • 1 / 2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder
  • 8oz ( 225g) raspberries
  • 4oz ( 115g) red currants, stemmed
  • 5oz ( 140g) blueberries
  • 8oz ( 225g) strawberries, quartered
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Directions:

  1. Bring 2 cups water and the sugar to a simmer in a saucepan over low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat to high and boil 1-2 minutes to reduce slightly. Let cool 5 minutes, then stir in the liqueur and lemon juice.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water in a small heatproof bowl. Let stand about 5 minutes, until spongy. Place the bowl in a frying pan of simmering water and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Stir into the syrup.
  3. Place a 9 × 5in (22 × 13cm) nonstick loaf pan in a roasting pan. Add enough ice water to come halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Scatter the raspberries in the bottom of the loaf pan. Add enough of the gelatin mixture to cover. Let set.
  4. Sprinkle the red currants and blueberries over the raspberry layer, and add enough of the gelatin mixture to cover. Let this layer set. Finally, add a layer of strawberries and pour in the remaining gelatin mixture. Remove the loaf pan from the water. Cover and refrigerate until completely set, at least 3 hours (preferably 8 hours).
  5. Dip the loaf pan in a bowl of hot water for a few seconds. Invert and unmold the terrine onto a platter. Serve chilled.
Tips:
  • prep 45 mins, plus chilling; cook 5 mins

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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