4 large egg whites
60 ml (32 g) powdered erythritol
85 g (160 ml) fresh raspberries
1 tsp unsalted butter
14 g (25 ml) sugar-free baking chocolate chopped
Fresh egg whites at room temperature whip best. You can also find success using a mixture of fresh egg whites combined with egg whites from a carton.
For best results, let your egg whites come to room temperature. Begin whipping on low and gradually increase the speed of your mixer.
Raspberries grow well in cool, damp climates, and the red varieties, such as Heritage and Malling Jewel, are the most commonly sold, though you can also find black, yellow and golden types.
They are an essential ingredient in the classic English dessert, Summer pudding, and their flavour combines well with that of other berries.
Late June to early September. If you've got a garden or allotment, raspberries are quite easy to grow.
Choose the best
Look for bright, evenly coloured and plump berries, with no mushy or mouldy examples. If you're buying a punnet, check that the underside isn't stained - that means the lower level of berries has been crushed.
Avoid raspberries with their hulls still attached; that indicates that they were picked before they were ripe, so their flavour will be tart.
As raspberries are very delicate, try not to wash them unless absolutely necessary. Just pick off any bits of stalk or leaf. If they must be washed don't put them directly under the flow of the tap, as they'll disintegrate. Gently pat them dry with kitchen paper.
Arrange them on a layer of kitchen paper on a plate, so that they don't crush each other, and store them in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge an hour before eating, so that they're at room temperature. They are best eaten on the same day they were bought or picked.
All the best Jan