Summer Fruit Salad with Sweet Geranium Leaves

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Prep Time: 

15Mins

Serves: 

  • 6 - 8 People

Ingredients: 

110g raspberries

110g loganberries

110g redcurrants

110g blackcurrents

110g quatered strawberries

110g blueberries

 

For the Syrup:

400g Sugar

450ml Water

6-8 Sweet Geranium Leaves

Method: 

This is a delicious, light, summer dessert, quick to prepare and popular by all. Sweet Geranium and many other varieties of scented geraniums are on the windowsills of many homes. The lemon scented leaves are used in all sorts of ways, and occasionally the pretty purple flowers also, to enliven and add magic to otherwise simple dishes. The crystallised leaves are wonderful with fresh cream cheese and juicy blackberries.

 

Place the berries in a glass bowl.

Put the sugar, water and sweet geranium leaves into a stainless steel saucepan and bring slowly to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Boil for just 2 minutes. Cool for 4-5 minutes, then pour the hot syrup over the fruit and allow to macerate for several hours.

Remove the geranium leaves. 

To Serve:

Serve chilled in a large glass bowl or individual martini glasses.

Garnish with a sprig of geranium and serve with softly whipped cream of vanilla ice-cream.