Rachel’s Organic Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt & Apple & Cinnamon Fudge Recipe!

As any longtime reader of this blog will know I’m a huge fan of Rachel’s Organic yogurts. Last Christmas we made their fabulous Christmas Ice Cream Bombe, so when I heard they had brought out a new Limited Edition yogurt I was only too keen to try it. We also created our own recipe using the new flavour, Apple & Cinnamon Fudge!

The brand new Apple & Cinnamon yogurt is unfortunately a limited edition. I say unfortunately because it’s absolutely delicious and I could happily have a pot in my fridge at all times. The fresh tang of apple mixed with the dreamy creamy yogurt and spice of cinnamon is like Christmas in a pot! I sincerely believe that everyone should try this new flavour before they lose the opportunity, it’s just that yummy!

I love the Rachel’s Organic website for the recipes they provide, so I eagerly browsed for a recipe using my favourite new flavour. When I discovered that none existed I turned to my husband and his fudge making skills and he created this scrumptious Apple & Cinnamon fudge.


Festive Apple & Cinnamon Fudge

5 Tbsp Double Cream

5 Tbsp Rachel’s Organic Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt

25g Unsalted Butter

450g Granulated Sugar

Heat the cream, sugar and butter in a pan on a low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the yogurt and heat until 120C, making sure to continue stirring while heating so the mixture does not catch on the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and beat until the mixture begins to thicken. Pour into a prepared pan and leave to cool.

Rachel’s Limited Edition Seasonal Fruits Yogurt Review

I’ve been a fan of Rachel’s Organic yogurts for awhile now, so when they asked me to review their new limited edition seasonal fruits multipack I was more than happy to oblige.

The multipack consists of 2 X 120g pots of Apple & Cinnamon yogurt and 2 X 120g pots of Apple & Rhubarb yogurt. These limited edition flavours promise a mouthwatering serving of Rachel’s goodness in wonderful seasonal flavours, but did they live up to my already high expectations?

I tried the Apple and Cinnamon flavour and was instantly impressed. Autumn/Winter always conjures up images in my mind of homemade pies and baked apples all liberally dosed with cinnamon. This little pot managed to deliver all the flavours but with nothing like the calories or hard work. The apple flavour is fresh while the cinnamon gives a wonderful wintry taste. The only problem… there were only two pots and I would have liked them to be larger :)

Next I tried the Apple & Rhubarb, again this yogurt displayed the usual Rachel’s creaminess, but neither the apple flavour or rhubarb were overwhelming. There can be a tendency for rhubarb to be overly sharp or stringy, but here it was subtle and well blended. Another very enjoyable yogurt.

For me there was was really no contest though, the Apple and Cinnamon had to be the winner and I’d be happy to see it in larger pots and available all year round.

Would I recommend this product?

Definitely, they have the usual Rachel’s taste, but with fresh new seasonal flavours that are sure to please.

Could it be improved in anyway?

Only it they were available in larger pots and become a regular member of the Rachel’s range.

Details

For more information about Rachel’s Organic and their products visit them online at www.rachelsorganic.co.uk. On the website you can also find a huge range of mouthwatering recipes!

 

Rachel’s Organic Ice Cream Bombe Recipe!

I was recently sent a box full of Rachel’s Organic yogurts. Amongst the new flavours were some old favourites, so I decided to try out one of Rachel’s new seasonal recipes to share with out all. Here’s how I got on!

I loved the sound of this recipe as soon as I read it, ice-cream, fruit and Rachel’s, what’s not to love! As we had family coming to share in our new year festivities it seemed like the perfect time to give this recipe a try. It was absolutely amazing! The sauce came out a little too thick (and rather less photogenic) but it tasted sensational and I think this wondrous little pudding will become a firm family favourite.

What You’ll Need

200g dried fruit (sultanas, sour cherries, cranberries, blueberries)
6 tbsp brandy or dark rum (optional)
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
350ml double cream
300g Rachel’s Greek Style Bio Live Natural Yogurt
100g Rachel’s Low Fat Vanilla Bio Live Yogurt
200g frozen berries (raspberries or mixed summer)

For the sauce:
200g cranberries, fresh or frozen
100g caster sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp water

Step 1

Soak the dried fruit in the alcohol (we used Brandy) and leave overnight. Tip. Rachel’s suggest that you can also microwave the fruit on high for 2-3 minutes if you’re short on time.

Step 2

Line a 2 litre pudding basin with clingfilm, leaving enough overhang to cover the pudding completely.

Step 3

Whip the cream and yogurts to soft peaks, add the frozen berries (we used raspberries) and stir. Add the soaked fruit and mix well.

Step 4

Carefully spoon into the pudding basin, pushing the mixture down and leveling off the surface. Cover with the leftover clingfilm. Place in the freezer overnight.

Step 5

Before serving remove the pudding from the freezer to allow it to thaw slightly. Then invert the basin onto a plate to release the pudding. Peel off the clingfilm.

Step 6

To make the sauce place the cranberries and sugar into a saucepan and gently heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Mix together the cornflour and water and gradually add to the cranberries and sugar. Allow to thicken and then remove from the heat. Pour the sauce over the bombe and allow to trickle down (I got a little over enthusiastic with the sauce as you’ll see in the picture).

For more yummy recipe ideas from Rachel’s Organic visit www.rachelsorganic.co.uk.