I know it seems like I’m a strawberry farmer with huge fields of strawberries behind my house because I keep coming up with these never-ending strawberry dessert recipes. But… How can I not? It’s the strawberry season – They’re fresh, sweet and going dirt cheap (ooh, it rhymes). Now I’m really starting to sound like a strawberry farmer. Oops.
Anyway, here’s a super-simple, super-sweet (not literally, it’s actually sour too) strawberry dessert recipe for the post-Easter holiday blues – Strawberry compote! Compote is a French word for “mixture” and it refers to fruit pieces being cooked in a sugar syrup. It can be seasoned with all sorts of wonderful things like vanilla, cinnamon or even sherry, wine or rum etc. It’s great on its own, but even better on your pancakes, crepes and French toast. The best thing? It’s really idiot-proof. Teehee ;)
Ingredients for Strawberry Compote
1 punnet strawberries, washed, cleaned and sliced
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
That’s it?!?! Only 4 ingredients?! Yeah really. Told you it’s easy!
Step-By-Step: Strawberry Compote
Step 2: Combine with sugar, water and lemon juice for a silky strawberry compote
Set to medium-low heat.
Add water and syrup and simmer for about 15 minutes until it transforms into a stunning/staining (no pun intended, it really stained my wooden spatula boohoo) red colour. Add lemon juice.
Life’s simplest pleasures… A two-step recipe! Wow.
Note: I love the strawberry compote warm and fuzzy, but it’d be fantastic cold as well. Just store any leftover compote in the fridge for up to 3 days… Though I doubt that’d really happen if you’re as greedy as I am. *winks*
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