Step-By-Step: Strawberry Compote

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

Strawberry Compote
1 punnet strawberries, washed, cleaned and sliced
100g sugar
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 1: Wash, clean and slice strawberries
I know it doesn’t look like a punnet but those berries are actually huuuge.

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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11 thoughts on “Step-By-Step: Strawberry Compote

  1. Not your fan says:

    i honestly think you should of toned it down a little – we all like food, but most of us like it without someone pretending to be an authority or a connoisseure while sounding like an aunt pretending to be a teen. all the boohooing, teeheeing and winking and daughter’s new boyfriends is churning up my tummy and making me feel violated

    i’d like to read this without the obnoxious egoistic language, thank you.

    • tummytroll says:

      Hello Not your fan,

      Thanks for your honest feedback. We really appreciate your frank opinion – Why don’t you give us some tips on proper writing? :) After all we are still greenhorns, and we never did pretend to be authorities or connoisseurs. We would love to have your expert advice!

      Tummy Trolls

      P.S. To cure your churning tummy we recommend that you might want to take an extra Ibuprofen, although you don’t really have to :)

    • HOH says:

      Hey not your fan,

      You said tummytroll is ‘pretending to be an authority’, but your argument is fallacious! Isn’t this a website created to share the love of food? How is it authoritative? They did not even demand you to do the same? They are making an effort for all the readers who are reading this post, showing us alternatives to simply eating instant noodles overseas. Did you do your homework before commenting that tummytroll is ‘pretending’ to be a somebody? They are mostly in their 20s and can’t really be “aunts” can they. Please have some sense dude!

      By the way I love to boohoo, teehee, wink and laugh. Does this make me an aunt pretending to be a teenager? Lol.

      • tummytroll says:

        Hello HOH,

        Thank you for standing by us – We hope that it was just a misunderstanding our fiesty reader Not Your Fan had. We look forward to all your suggestions and comments but nevertheless thank you for your support :)

        Tummy Trolls

  2. i love elephants says:

    hi tummytroll! i like your food blog, it’s really active :D don’t be too bothered by negative comments okay! just take what you all think should be improved and ignore the rest. looking forward to more posts (could you guys try jelly hearts?)! (:

    • tummytroll says:

      Hello i love elephants (wow this is some cute username),

      Thanks for the support! We will take all negative comments seriously in order to improve :) We are grateful for all the appreciative readers like you. And don’t worry, we have many more posts coming up! Hmmnn, we hadn’t tried making jelly hearts but we will, just for you! :D

      Tummy Trolls

  3. i'm your fan ^^ says:

    and who is the one using “obnoxious egoistic language”? i suggest you do a spell check before you comment on others’ command of the English language. by the way i hope you can cook shit better than the tummytrolls

  4. loyal reader says:

    Hey tummy troll! Just wanted to say that I’m greatly inspired by your blog! As a fellow student, and one that can’t really cook, your simple yet mouth watering recipes always bring comfort knowing that I can try them out without burning the kitchen down teehee. Keep the blog going! *wink wink*

    • tummytroll says:

      Hello loyal reader and i’m your fan ^^,

      Thanks so much for your support! :) Really appreciate it – And loyal reader don’t worry we are sure you won’t burn down your kitchen *wink wink*

      Tummy Trolls

  5. leif says:

    This blog is awesome! I love the real simple recipes and the photos always make me drool!
    It has been a great pleasure reading your posts. x

    @not your fan would you mind telling me which zoo you are from? I’d love to visit you some day and no worries I’ll come with some feed. We know you love food.

    • tummytroll says:

      Dear leif,

      Thank you so much for your support! Do let us know if you want any specific recipes – We’ll try our best to post successful recipes up if we can :)

      Tummy Trolls

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