Sunday, October 9, 2011

If you don't have syrup...

Make a quick compote.

I tend to not have syrup in my house for a couple of reasons:
1) We rarely have pancakes and I don't own a waffle iron
2) I only like real maple syrup, but (again) I rarely use it so it tends to go bad, and
3) I can never remember to buy it

What I tend to use to dress my pancakes is a simple fruit compote. A little bit of jelly, some frozen berries, a splash of water and heat and you've got something pretty yummy!

 Here's the recipe:

1/4 cup of jelly or fruit preserves (I used fig and strawberry)
3/4 cup of frozen berries 
(Any berries will do. You could also use frozen peaches.)
1/4 cup water
1 pinch salt
1/4 tsp vanilla

Bring the mixture to a boil and let simmer for fifteen minutes or so over medium-low heat 
or until the mixture is reduced and the berries are starting to fall apart.

Pour on to your pancakes or waffles, or serve on the side for dipping.

 I got to the plate a little late to take the picture.
Let's say that this shot is proof positive that it's a hit!
The fun part about compote... it stains your tongue.
Happy Sunday!!


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