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Michelle, the freeze-dried blackberries saved my icing! Thank you for the suggestion.
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Posted to Thread #25941 at 10:10 pm on Apr 21, 2014
I ordered #10 cans of strawberry, blackberry and raspberry from Thrive. The strawberries are great and edible right from the can, but the blackberries are VERY tart.
HOWEVER, that is EXACTLY what I needed to boost the flavor and reduce the sweetness. I looked online and someone (911?) said to use 1/4 C freeze-dried fruit to 4 cups of icing. Knowing I wanted a bright flavor, I went with a full cup and zapped it in the Vitamix until bored. That took less than 90 seconds. Hand-folded it into the ubersweet icing I had tossed into the freezer in frustration.
WOW! That blackberry flavor just POPS! now and the color is gorgeous, There is just a hint of crunchiness from the seeds...that may go away if I zap it longer, but I don't mind. It reminds me that I'm eating fruit.
Used it on a vanilla cake with a peach/strawberry jam filling.
You get the SAVE, girl!
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Other messages in this thread:
- 25941. Michelle, the freeze-dried blackberries saved my icing! Thank you for the suggestion. - MarilynFL - 10:10pm on 04/21/14 (1)
- glad it worked out - for the macarons, they are very sweet by nature, as well>> - michelle - 11:10pm on 04/22/14