Hedgerow hunting: Berrylicious brunch recipes

13 Sep

Brunch bliss

Last Sunday morning, armed with a bag, we headed into Ashton Court for a spot of pre breakfast foraging for blackberries. I just fancied pancakes and when I know what I fancy I have to have it!  It was worth the effort though! The perfect start to a lazy sunny Sunday. We took our time over brunch with pot after pot of tea and the Sunday newspapers. Bliss!

Blackberry, ricotta and spelt pancakes

Blackberry ricotta spelt pancakesServes: 4   Preperation:  10 mins   Cooking:  10 mins


225g ricotta
125ml milk
2 free range eggs, separated
80g wholegrain spelt flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tbsp honey, plus extra to drizzle
2 tsp rapeseed oil
Blackberries and greek yoghurt to serveMethod


  1. Mix the ricotta, milk and egg yolks in a large bowl. Stir in flour and baking powder until it makes a batter.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until you get soft peaks and fold them into the batter. Stir in the honey.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and drop in 1tbsp dollops of batter. Fry the pancakes for about 1–2 minutes on each side until they are lightly browned.
  4. Add a dollop of greek yoghurt, drizzle honey and sprinkle with blackberries. Yum!

Or if you fancy something quick and easy to have with your porridge, try a smoothie!

Blackberry, apple and oat smoothie

blackberriesServes: 2   preparation:  2 mins


1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1 cup freshly pressed apple juice
1/4 cup oats
10 blackberries
1 tsp honey


  1. Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide between 2 glasses. Sip and enjoy!

Wish I was round your place next Sunday for brunch!

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