delicious recipes that are gluten-free is one thing, but find
delicious cakes and desserts that are gluten-free and good
is another story altogether. Take advantage this summer of the
plentiful selection of fresh berries blueberries, blackberries,
raspberries, strawberries, and more
all sweet and delicious
on their own, but sometimes even better when served in a cake,
pie or even your more savory dinner treats.
Summer Berry Recipes:
Crepes with Cream Cheese
Upside Down Cake
with Blackberry Sauce
on Choosing the Best Berries:
look for glossy, plump berries with rich color. When buying berries
at the grocery store packaged in plastic containers, turn the
box over and make sure that there are no major stains on the bottom.
This would signal that there are a few berries breaking down.
Also make sure that there are no signs of mold if even
one berry is molding, all the berries can have the moldy flavor.
you are planning on eating the berries fresh, pick fully ripe,
soft and fragrant berries. If you are going to use the berries
for canning, baking, or for cooking sauces, choose berries that
are a little firmer.
only if they are commercially bought or have been exposed to sprays.
A gentle rub with a towel can remove the dust and dirt without
sacrificing the flavor that could be washed off with an innocent
water bath. Keep the caps on berries until you are ready to serve
to avoid premature spoilage. If you have to wait more than an
hour before eating, sprinkle berries with a little sugar, cover
and refrigerate. Unlike blackberries and raspberries, strawberries
tend to be at their best when eaten fresh, rather than baked or
round, plump blueberries with a light covering of "bloom"
(a whitish coating that preserves the moisture of the berry).
They are delicious, both fresh, baked and frozen as well.