Spring is in the air. The birds have returned from their roosting down South. The sun is shining between bouts of fresh rain. The world is turning green again. It is a great time to take advantage of the coming harvest of Spring fruits. Your Bosch mixer is the perfect tool to get you started, but what fruits should you try and how should you use them?
One excellent way to enjoy fruits of the season is to make them into jam. Anyone who has made jam in the past has probably tried mixing it by hand, but it gets tedious. A mixer, either standing or a hand mixer, makes the job so much easier, not to mention a relief for the wrist.
Is there anything better than freshly baked bread? The smell of it filling the house, the way butter melts across the its warm surface, the taste as you take the first bite. Fresh bread is a tradition in many households and the crowning piece to any home cooked dinner.
If you want to do something really special you can add in some spring fruits to your dough to make a delicious concoction that is sweet and satisfying. Topped with some of your homemade preserves makes it even better. Try blueberries, raspberries, apricots or even figs.
Fruit is a long time addition for cakes of all types. Spring is the season for many of the heartier, more flavorful fruits that go especially well inside of them. You can use a paddle attachment to gently fold in the fruit as you are mixing the batter to distribute it evenly. Then you can cut up some fruit to add to the top once it is served. Try using a whipped topping instead of frosting and decorating with an array of colorful fruits and berries.
Spring varieties include melons, citrus, rhubarb, strawberries, mango, pineapple, apricots, and barbados cherries.
Pies are the most versatile way to use seasonal fruits in baking. You can use your Bosch mixer to make the perfect flaky crust, then use it to mix together an incredible filling that will make any mouth water.
More standard fruits like blueberries and cherries are an obvious option. If you want to get more creative you can try making an apricot pie, pineapple pie or even using jackfruit for either a sweet or savory alternative.