With a double whammy of mulberries, you will find a collection of mulberry recipes coming your way. Just like any other berries, the sweet, faintly tart juiciest ones are of course the best. Here is a fun fact – botanically mulberry is not a berry but a collective fruit. Yet behaving similar to a Blackberry these refreshing, fake blood squirting, finger staining mulberries are equally refreshing. Here is a link to a bit more about these berries. – Mulberries
How this breakfast parfait recipe was made.
Our recent stay at Coraki has us get a second share of these berries growing in the wild. Here are the details of where we stayed.
After a few days on the road, all we craved for was simple fresh food. One of the best ways to recoup is lots of probiotics. One of the soothing sources of these is yoghurt. So, why not a breakfast parfait with stewed mulberries and a few crushed digestives cookies for crunch. These easily made breakfasts saved us a lot of time and interactions during these COVID times. These quick options only needed us a quick visit to the groceries on rare occasions and plenty of time to explore the less travelled NSW.
Does this stewed mulberries parfait recipe work?
With just a few ingredients and access to a heat source, the recipe comes together very easily. So For all the new ways of travel when we are looking to explore the place without being overly reliant on cafes and eateries, this is the new healthy way. If you are at home, the recipe is so simple that your morning is a lot easier. Of course, you can preprepare this recipe, top it with granola or oats and be on the go very easily, yet not skip a bit of the health factor. The stewed mulberries can be so good for the children as well it tastes a bit like runny jam and they don’t mind it.
Mulberry breakfast parfait
to stew the berries
- 1 cup mulberry
- 3 tbsp coconut water ( or just plain water)
to assemble the parfait
- 3 cups low fat yogurt
- 2-3 biscuit use high fibre, zero sugar added breakfast varieties.
- Into a small saucepan add the mulberries and the coconut water and set on a slow simmer.
- The berries will release a lot of water and slowly soften.
- Mush the berries gently with the back of a spoon as they soften to release more juice and sweetness.
- Allow the slow simmer to continue for another 4 to 5 minutes and turn off the stove.
- Let this stew cool down,
- Meanwhile, add a thick layer of yoghurt into the 4 cups
- Add two to three tbsp of the stewed mulberries and top it with crushed cookies.
- Add another layer of yoghurt and top it with more of the mulberries.
- Top it off with more crumbs and some fresh berries.
- Chill till use and enjoy a cold breakfast parfait.
If not cookies?If you are not keen on cookie crumbs in this recipe, use granola or toasted quinoa. They all taste nice and add a bit of crunch to this recipe.
No mulberries to make this recipe?
If you have no mulberries, here are some ideas. The closest to the taste is with blackberries. You could use the same stew technique for apples, blueberries, strawberries or pears to make your parfait. Keep it seasonal and local and that’s is the best way to go.
Collected more Mulberries?
If you are like me and love to gather more berries, save them up. Here are some interesting recipes you can make with mulberries. As soon as I get a collection of berries that are pesticide-free, I wash and freeze a lot of them. Later I can use these mulberries to make, Spinach mulberry smoothie or a warm berry crisp. With the remaining half of fresh berries, use them up later in the week as a spinach and mulberry salad. Still, some more berries? work well into the yogurt cake. So help yourselves to fresh berries when you can. Still more berries can successful go into the frozen berry jam too.
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