Lemon & raspberry baskets

Lemon & raspberry baskets

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(29 ratings)

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Cooking time

5 mins work

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

With just five ingredients, this is a great little pud to have up your sleeve when you’re in a hurry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
348
protein
3g
carbs
52g
fat
16g
saturates
8g
fibre
1g
sugar
29g
salt
0.23g

Ingredients

  • 50g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 325g jar good-quality lemon curd
  • 200g pot half-fat crème fraîche
  • 150g punnet raspberries
  • 6 brandy snap baskets

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Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 mins on High, stirring halfway through. Meanwhile, stir together the lemon curd and the crème fraîche.
  2. Divide half the raspberries between the baskets, spoon over the lemon cream and top with the rest of the berries. Drizzle the dark chocolate over the tops of the baskets and leave in the fridge to set for 5-10 mins or up to 1 hr.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2005

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jule955's picture

I did not like it. It was too lemony even though I had followed the advice given in comments to reduce the amount of lemon curd used. It tasted like lemony yoghurts you can get from suoermarkets to be honest. I thought the lemon and raspberries did not go together. Won't try it again I'm afraid.

claraclutt's picture

Yummy!Very simple to make. Went down very well with my guests. Would possibley use less lemon curd next time, maybe a squeeze of lemon juice to make is less sweet but more lemony? Will definitely make again.

angelasaha's picture
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Great quick desert to impress. I would definitely advise less lemon curd, I would stir in a tbs of lemon curd into the creme fresh at a time and adjust according to taste. I had lots of broken baskets unfortunately, I am welcome to more ideas on how to use them up!!

hturner8's picture

yummy! nice and light, i made using crushed ginger snap biscuits in glass ramekins as couldn't be bothered to find brandy snap baskets!

annawestaway's picture
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Very simple and tasted great, but because I'd prepared them in advance, the baskets had started to go a little soggy.

goodpuppy's picture
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Made this for supper last night and it is so light and tasted lovely. Had to make my own brandy snap baskets as I live in France and could not buy them, but it was not difficult. I made everything ready just to assemble before eating, will definitely be making this again.

emmitybobs's picture
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Apologies the randy Snap recipe wasn't on here, it was from the BBC Food site

emmitybobs's picture
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Delicious. I made my own brandy snaps using the Mary Berry recipe on here, really quick & easy. I also used 300g of creme fraiche to 225g of lemon curd and added some lemon zest to the mixture as the original was a touch too sweet for my taste

emilyshort's picture
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Excellent little pudding. So easy to prepare, really tasty and fresh, and they look fab too. Next time I might make my own baskets too!

lberr30's picture
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This recipe is GREAT!
The chocolate though was a bit of a disaster!☻☻☺☺♥♥

lwilliams82's picture
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These were incredibly easy and looked impressive and my guests loved them but i thought they were a bit too sweet, i'd reduce the amount of lemon curd slightly next time

lberr30's picture
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THE BEST RECIPE EVER!!!♥♥♥☻☻☻☺☺☺
I did the exact recipe and it was the best kind of food I have ever eaten!!!

louroberts1's picture
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Very quick and easy - but looks really impressive! Great for impressing friends when you don't have much time - guaranteed to get compliments. I forgot to pop it back in the fridge but still tasted delicious.

xocupcakexo's picture
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soundin quite nice x

foxwood-coriander's picture
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Gorgeous and sooo quick, make sure curd is room temp not refridgerated or can go lumpy!!

bettiboop123's picture
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This was a fantastic dish! Quick and easy but looks very impressive. I left out the chocolate and I'm really glad I did. I thought the lemon and the raspberries made it refreshing and tangy.

michellecollins's picture

I made these for a dinner for my friends and it went down so well they all asked for the recipe.
I have also used it for cheesecake style dish. Crush some ginger biscuit or digestives and place in a glass then layer the cream mixture and raspberries on top. Grate the chocolate on top if using

violakwiatkowska's picture

My friends were impressed, they loved it and could not believe I made it myself.

However, mixing all of the créme fraiche with the lemon curd gives you far to much of the filling for 6 brandy baskets.

habdabs's picture
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The second time I made these, I used orange curd instead of lemon. Equally brilliant result! Blueberries work well instead of raspberries and make a nice colour contrast.

habdabs's picture
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Excellent and really easy. I used the Extra-Zesty Lemon Curd from Waitrose and I think an ordinary lemon curd would need be improved by adding the zest of fresh lemon.
I used the quantities above and made eight full baskets. I didn't need 50g of chocolate - 25g would do and it's important to keep the little zig zags of chocolate quite fine and just for decoration as a sudden blob of chocolate doesn't taste right with the delicate lemony creamy taste.
Will definitely be giving it to dinner guests from now on and the family loved it too.

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