Jo’s Berry Terrine

I’ve been waiting for warmer weather to share this recipe with you, but I can’t wait any longer. Most often by late October we can expect lots of warm days in amongst bright, windy, crisp spring days, but not this year. We’re all still hoping to put away the heaters and sweaters. So even though it’s not hot, I had to bring out this recipe for tomorrow evening’s visitors. I have to admit it looks pretty “old school”, but it always tastes so summery & fresh. This recipe can be made a couple of days ahead which is handy at a busy time like Christmas.

Jo’s Berry Terrine

4 punnets of berries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
500ml sweet white wine (I used Moscato today)
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp gelatine powder
Juice of 1 lemon
Marscapone (to serve)

Lightly oil a loaf tin.
Clean the fruit, halve the larger berries and pile them all into the loaf tin.Gently stir to mix the berries.
Heat the wine in a saucepan till almost boiling, add the sugar, gelatine (mixed with a little wine), and lemon juice, and simmer gently, stirring till the gelatine and sugar are dissolved.
Cool for 15 minutes then pour over the berries in the loaf tin. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Run the loaf tin under hot water and invert onto a serving plate. Serve slices with dollops of marscapone.

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