Dwarsrivier Valley Tourism

Elderflower, Berries and Pistachio Dessert from Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Elderflower, Berries and Pistachio Dessert from Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa


  • Elderflower cordial x 187ml
  • Lemonade x 187ml
  • White wine x 187ml
  • Leaf gelatine x 5 leaves
  • Assorted berries x 1 punnet of gooseberry, black berry, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and a few mulberries
  • Pistachio nuts x 100g
  • Castor sugar x 50g
  • Mint sprigs for garnish
  • Ice cream x scoop per person
  • Setting tray
  • Cling wrap
  • Conical strainer
  • Blender


  • Bloom the gelatine leaves in cold water, and then set aside
  • Mix the elderflower, lemonade and white wine together and bring to the boil and set aside
  • Add the bloomed gelatine to the hot liquid and give a gentle stir then set aside
  • Pass the hot liquid through the strainer and set aside
  • Carefully line a setting tray with cling wrap, ensuring all bubbles are out and cling wrap is flat
  • Pour the liquid on to the tray and allow setting in the fridge
  • Give the berries all a wash and remove any stalks and set aside for plating, take 4 of each of the berries and place in a pan and add the sugar and gently over a low heat, cook the berries till soft, then blitz, then pass through the strainer, use as garnish on the plate very simple coulis
  • Allow the ice cream to soften and place a scoop for when you are serving.

The Dwarsrivier Valley

The Dwarsrivier Valley serves as a triumphant example of the way forward. Here we can experience a unique balance between pure historical Cape Culture and modern day lifestyles of wellness, gourmet foods and fine wines. The valley has what it takes to satisfy the humanitarian, the socialite, the nature lover, the historian, the adventurous spirit and certainly the connoisseur.


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