Cloudberry Salted Caramels with A Canadian Foodie

 

Valerie Lugonja, from  a Canadian Foodie, spent time showing Emily Mardell from Get Joyfull, and myself how to make cloudberry salted caramels. I attempted to make a batch of caramels in the summer, and it was an epic fail. So I was pretty excited to give these a go under the watchful eye of an experienced baker. We made two batches, using three thermometers to keep track of the most accurate temperature. It turns out my thermometer wasn't good at all. Likely the culprit of the first failed attempt. 

The end result of these batches, however, were soft, chew caramels with a subtle cloudberry flavour. A real treat! They were finished with some of Valerie's exquisite Atlantic salt. A perfect pairing for these Eastern Canadian berries.   

For a link to the full recipe, visit Valerie's blog at https://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2018/03/02/cloudberry-caramels/

Cloudberry Salted Caramels
Cloudberry Salted Caramels
Cloudberry Salted Caramels
Cloudberry Salted Caramels
Cloudberry Salted Caramels
Cloudberry Salted Caramels
 

Cloudberry Puree with A Canadian Foodie

 

I spent an amazing day in the kitchen of Valerie Lugonja's from  a Canadian Foodie in February, along with Emily Mardell from Get Joyfull, baking with a remarkable Canadian berry Emily brought back from a trip to Newfoundland. These cloudberries, or bakedapples, were a treat for me. They don't grow where I live, and I was told they are pretty hard to get your hands on. I can only imagine if they did, I would be out foraging for them all the time! 

We spent the afternoon making a few different recipes. Most of which used a puree as the base. From caramels, to tarts, and cloudberry whipped cream. For the recipe we used for the cloudberry puree, visit Valerie's blog at https://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2018/02/23/cloudberry-puree/.  

Cloudberry Puree
Cloudberry Puree
Cloudberry Puree