We love cool and creamy desserts or desserts with fruit and this dessert combines the best of both worlds. In the winter, we have been known to use the frozen triple berry blend, but we always add an extra package of the red raspberries. But right now, with the berries at their freshest...mmmm
Goes great with the raspberry chipotle flank steak! —lorigoldsby
For the sorbet
water or raspberry soda (I used Hansen's)
1 3/4 cups
sugar (1/4 c. less, if using soda)
small lemon, juiced
raspberry liqueur (I used Chambord)
For the Fruit Salsa and Nachos
cinnamon sprinkles (1T. each of cinnamon, sugar and 1 t. cardamon)
each of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
white peach, diced
each of cinnamon and cardamon
fresh limes, zested and juiced
chocolate sauce for drizzling (I used my recipe from my chololate-carmel concrete)
to make the sorbet: Boil the water (or soda) and sugar to dissolve...approx 2 minutes to let the carbonation burn off. cool completely and add lemon juice and liqueur.
Puree 3 pints of raspberries in food processor, strain with a fine mesh seive. Process according to your machine directions.
for the fruit salsa: muddle 5 of the mint leaves with the lime juice. Add cinnamon and cardamon. Mash 1/2 of the fruit into the juice mixture
Add rest of the fruit. Chiffonade remaining mint leaves.
Slice tortillas into 6 pieces each. On a baking stone, lay pieces in a single layer and sprinkle water onto each one. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top of water. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
to prepare platter: line platter with "nacho chips" Add 3-4 scoops of raspberry sorbet, drizzle fruit salsa and chocolate sauce on top.
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I learned to cook with my Gran. I can still see her reading a recipe and figuring out how she would make it better. She was fearless about substituting ingredients--but also knowledgeable. She approached food in the same way she built her antique business--appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob. I think I carry those same beliefs in my approach to cooking. I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.