Incaberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Have you tried Incaberries? They are the latest superfood – high in fibre and anti-oxidants and packed with nutritional goodness. But do they taste any good? I was sent a sample of incaberries to try, and was pleasantly surprised.

dried incaberries sample
(Image source: Incaberry.com.au)

I’m hit and miss when it comes to eating dried fruit. I like dried apricots and cranberries, not such a fan of sultanas, raisins and dried apples. Even though I have a sweet tooth, I don’t like sickly sweet dried fruit. Incaberries are described as “starting with a sweet palate and finishing with a sour delicate note” (got to love promotional material!).

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So what did they actually taste like? The taste was vaguely familiar, but it took me a while to put my finger on it – tropical fruit juice!Passionfruity-pineappley-juiciness in dried fruit, and they do taste a little sour at the end (which I like, but I love a sour lolly/cocktail).

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Incaberries can replace any dried fruit in recipes, and I decided to try them with white chocolate in cookies. The white chocolate adds a bit of sweetness to the slight sourness of the berries. (My husband asked me if I was detracting from the “superfood-ness” of them by putting them in cookies. I told him it just made it easier to justify eating cookies!)

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Here’s my recipe for Incaberry and White Chocolate Cookies (note: you can substitute dried cranberries/craisins or other dried fruit):

Ingredients

125g (4.5oz) butter, softened
165g (5.5oz) brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
120g (4oz) Incaberries (or other dried fruit)
250g (9oz) white chocolate chips

Method

Pre-heat oven to 170°C/325°F (conventional) or 150°C/300°F (fan-forced).

Cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater or stand mixer until pale and creamy.

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Add egg and vanilla essence and beat until well-combined.

Stir in sifted (if you can be bothered – I didn’t!) flours and bicarbonate of soda.

Add Incaberries and white chocolate chips and stir until combined.

I decided to make big, cafe-style cookies, so place heaped tablespoon-sized blobs of mixture onto a greased oven tray. It made 16 cookies.

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Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool on the oven tray for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling (or just eat them warm, with melty white chocolate – yum!)

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Incaberries are organically grown in South America and are additive- and preservative-free. If you’d like more information about Incaberries, head to the Incaberries website.

Incaberry and White Chocolate Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 125g (4.5oz) butter, softened
  • 165g (5.5oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 120g (4oz) Incaberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 250g (9oz) white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C/325°F (conventional) or 150°C/300°F (fan-forced).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater or stand mixer until pale and creamy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla essence and beat until well-combined.
  4. Stir in sifted (if you can be bothered – I didn’t!) flours and bicarbonate of soda.
  5. Add Incaberries and white chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  6. I decided to make big, cafe-style cookies, so place heaped tablespoon-sized blobs of mixture onto a greased oven tray. It made 16 cookies.
  7. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool on the oven tray for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling (or just eat them warm, with melty white chocolate – yum!)

 

 

Incaberry (golden berry) and white chocolate cookies - delicious sweet treat, great to add to the Christmas biscuit options.Disclosure: I received a free sample of Incaberries for review purposes. All opinions and recipe are my own.

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