Photo by Tamara West
The perfect use for ripening summer fruits and berries, colourful compotes are a great foil for cakes and desserts and will brighten up breakfast cereals and pastries. They keep well in the fridge or freezer.
Use your favourite combinations of fresh berries to make a sauce that’s perfect poured over icecream or added to a glass of bubbly.
- Over a medium heat, dissolve sugar in tea or water. Add strawberries and blackberries. Add orange juice and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Remove from heat and cool. Blend or pass through a sieve for a smooth coulis.
Best served with...
Serve a compote or coulis with a slice of plain cake, such as pound cake, angel food cake or ginger cake. The tart edge of the fruit cuts through the sweetness of the cake and you can forgo the cream.
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