f you like blackberries, this is a recipe made for you! I’m making super yummy blackberry and lemon mini tarts!
A Few Words About Blackberries
So, the hero of my educational intro for this video is – blackberry. And a real hero it is, I can tell you that! This humble fruit is extremely healthy, it tastes great and looks amazing, all black and shiny, just beautiful! Now hear this – there are only 43 calories in 100 grams (3.5oz) of blackberries! Only 43 calories, imagine that! But, that is not all, not by far! Blackberries are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2 B3 and B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. The mineral wealth of blackberries includes calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc. The health benefits of blackberries also include better digestive health, strengthened immune defense, healthy functioning of the heart and prevention of cancer!
One of the earliest known instances of blackberry consumption comes from the remains of the Haraldskær Woman, the naturally preserved bog body of a Danish woman, approximately 2.500 years old. How do we know that she ate blackberries? Well, forensic investigation found blackberries in her stomach contents, among other foods! Amazing! The use of blackberry plants for medicinal purposes has a long history all over the world. Ancient Greeks, other European people, and Native Americans used the various parts of the plant for different treatments. Chewing the leaves used to treat mouth problems, such as bleeding gums and canker sores. Tea brewed from leaves, roots, and bark was also used to treat pertussis, a nasty lung disease, also known as whooping cough.
Did you know that blackberry fruits are red before they are ripe? That led to an old expression that “blackberries are red when they’re green”. Funny, right? But wait, there are also red colored blackberries, and sometimes they may be difficult to distinguish from raspberries. One sure way to tell them apart is that when the blackberry is picked it comes away from the plant with its core intact. However, when a raspberry is picked, it leaves the core behind, thus having a hole in the middle. Just in case you were wondering, hehe!
My Blackberry and Lemon Mini Tarts
Once I line the tart rings and bake them, I will leave them to cool down completely. Then I will cover their bottom with blackberry jelly. When my jelly freezes, I will pour white chocolate and lemon ganache until I fill the tart to the top. Next, I’ll make blackberry mousse, and I will pour it into truncated square pyramid silicone mold. I will place frozen blackberry mousse onto the ganache, and then I will decorate my tarts with fresh blackberries and some flowers. So, let’s get to work! :)
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