Sun Dried White Mulberry Recipes

dscf2773Mulberries have long been a favourite among children with its super sweetness. The same may not be said for mothers, as these stains were a pain to remove from clothing, forcing moms to ban their children from eating it. These staining qualities were perfect in some parts of the world, as it was an effective dye for clothing and linens. That being said, the white mulberries which are more predominant in Asia seem to have caught the attention of foodies and health enthusiasts across the globe. A delicious addition to a variety of dishes, this little treat will have you asking for a second portion. Let’s have a look at a few Sun Dried White Mulberry recipes.

**Orange and White Mulberry Muffins**

The zestiness of the orange and chewiness of the mulberry makes for an exciting combo.

1 whole orange including rind (seeds removed and blended, rind finely ground, use orange juice below to make it a bit easier)
Half a cup of orange juice
Half a cup of sun-dried white mulberries
An egg
Three tablespoons of margarine
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
A teaspoon baking powder
A teaspoon baking soda
Half a cup of brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Mix the orange pulp and ground rind with the mulberries, egg and margarine. Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, add the two together and stir gently. Once mixed, add to a greased muffin pan and bake for about 15 minutes. The tins should only be filled 2/3 to ensure the best results. This recipe should deliver 12 large muffins.

**Hazelnut and white mulberry waffle topper**

This recipe is great for use inside a pancake as well. It’s delicious when serve with some freshly whipped cream.

A cup of Nutella
Half a cup of pouring cream
A tablespoon of chopped nuts (of your choice)
Half a cup of sun-dried white mulberries
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon

Pour a third of the cream in a bowl and add in the Nutella. Stir slowly and add in the cream sporadically to ensure a smooth consistency. Slowly add in the nuts, mulberries and cinnamon. Serve this with piping hot pancakes or waffles with a dash of whipped cream. A great addition here is some freshly sliced banana.

**White Mulberry Tea**

Perfect for those lazy summer days after some fun in the sun, this is one Iced Tea you will want to have around for any summer occasion.

4 Black tea bags
4 Cups of water
A cup of pear juice
Half a cup of sun-dried mulberries
Sugar to taste

In a large saucepan, bring the pear juice to boil and add the mulberries. Allow to simmer until the mixture starts thickening slightly whilst continuously stirring. It should resemble a reduction but not quite a jam. Add the water and the tea bags, allowing the tea to strain. Once it reaches the desired strength, add sugar to taste. Allow to cool down in the saucepan and then transfer to a pitcher and chill in the fridge for a few hours. It is best served in a chilled glass over some crushed ice. Add a sprig of mint for added freshness.

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