Category Archives: Jam / Curd / Compote

Short Recipe: Apple Compote (Prelude to an apple tart)

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The apple season a while back transformed supermarket fruit shelves into a palette of different shades of red (and green). The visual appeal had drawn on TummyTroll to cook something out of them. #phangchewfat had her go at the apples with some rustic-looking Salted Caramel Apple Tartlets, while I opted for a simpler apple tart. This is the first of two recipes documenting the process of making an apple tart, starting with the making of the filling!

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Step-By-Step: Homemade Lemon Curd

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?

… Well, just make lemon curd – It’s a lot more satisfying and fun to make. Lemon curd, as all fruit curds are, is kind of like our normal bottled fruit jam. It’s just that lemon curd also contains dairy products like butter and eggs, so it has a shorter preservation period and a shorter shelf life. It’s a traditional English delicacy and the perfect perk-me-up on a slow, lazy afternoon, buttered on toast or a scone… Yum.

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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 ;)

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