We can enjoy drinking fruit juice all year around. But they could be also served in a different way, used as a healthy ingredient to create a range of dishes from desserts to stews. Here are a couple of the recipes to inspire you. They have been created by Cawston, a producer of pure juices made of fresh fruit and vegetables, pressed and gently packed into sealed cartons to save a full aroma of the summer days.
In this article, I`ve chosen the recipes including a few of original fruit and veg juice sorts. To see the recipes related to the blend of apple and beetroot go to this article.
RHUBARB & STRAWBERRY LOLLIES
Fresh fruit and juice lollies!
- Cawston Press Apple and Rhubarb Juice
- Fresh Strawberries
- Ice lolly moulds
Blend equal parts chopped fresh strawberries and Cawston Press Apple & Rhubarb juice. Pour into lolly makers and freeze until set before de-moulding and serving to small (or big) people.
Why just stick to strawberries? Why not try adding your favourite fruit?
Add a splash of juice to brighten up your gravy
- Apple & Ginger juice
- Stock (ideally homemade stock but alternatively we like to use marigold bouillon)
- Onions, sliced
- Mustard (optional)
Add equal measures of Apple & Ginger juice and stock, to sweated onions and reduce to make a delicious gravy for meaty pork sausages.
Swirl in some mustard for an extra dimension of flavour.
Adding a sprinkle of sugar to sauces and stews helps to bring out the flavour. We prefer to use a splash of juice instead.
APPLE & ELDERFLOWER VINAIGRETTE
A lovely, light salad dressing
- Apple & Elderflower juice
- Cider vinegar
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
Whisk three parts Apple & Elderflower juice with two parts cider vinegar and six parts olive oil, then season to taste, for a most agreeable salad dressing.
Try using a splash of our other juices in your recipes to add a little fruity sweetness. It works a little like seasoning. Try it in gravy, stews and pasta sauces.
THE CAWSTON HOT TODDY
Ginger & spice and all things nice
- 2 shots of whisky or brandy
- Cawston Press Apple & Ginger juice
- Runny honey
- Slices of root ginger
- 3 cloves
- Stick of cinnamon
In a small pan gently heat 200ml Cawston Press Apple & Ginger juice, a teaspoon of runny honey, the juice of ¼ lemon, a slice of lemon, a slice of root ginger, 3 cloves and a stick of cinnamon until hot but not boiling.
Put 2 shots of whisky or brandy into a toddy glass or a mug and pour the whole lot over it. Sip daintily.
Cawston`s Apple & Ginger juice is lovely just on its own – served hot or chilled. Please drink responsibly.
If you got inspired by this article and have new ideas about using natural juices in other ways let share it in comments.