Macerated berries with mint and orange zest recipe

Serve the berries with a cake for afternoon tea.
Serve the berries with a cake for afternoon tea. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Macerating berries brings a nice acidity to the natural sweetness of the fruit.


1 punnet blueberries

1 punnet raspberries

1tbsp castor sugar

1 lemon, juiced

1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped

zest of half an orange

¼ bunch mint, roughly torn


1. Add the blueberries, raspberries, castor sugar, lemon and vanilla bean to a small bowl.

2. Let sit for half an hour. Just before serving, lightly fold the orange zest and mint into the mix.

3. Serve a generous spoonful alongside this strawberry and white chocolate almond cake.