Saturday, 18 June 2011

Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

Rhubarb and Strawberry compote
Having had an afternoon picking our own at Millets Farm Centre during the week, we needed to make use of the lovely produce we brought home with us.  An all time favourite of Sous Chef J is this mix of rhubarb and strawberries... using just four ingredients, it's easy to make and is a tasty treat for pud or, as I like it, with natural yogurt at breakfast.
The ingredients
The ingredients are rhubarb (a lovely handful of sticks), strawberries (we used about 350g), an orange (juiced) and a dollop of honey.

Chopped rhubarb

Runny honey...
Rhubarb cooking
First, the rhubarb sticks were washed, the thicker bits of skin were peeled and then they were cut into 2-3cm cubes.  These were placed in a heavy based saucepan and the orange juice and honey were added.  The covered pan was then placed over a medium heat for about 15 minutes until the rhubarb was starting to break down.  

Very berry strawbs
Chopped strawbs

Whilst the rhubarb was cooking, Sous Chef J prepared the strawberries, washing then chopping them.... he cut the small strawberries in half and the larger ones into quarters.

Ready for last stage...
... adding strawbs

Once the rhubarb was looking like it was starting to lose its shape, the strawberries were added, the pan was re-covered and the heat was turned off. This was left for about five minutes.

 At the end, this is what was awaiting us...
Sous Chef J "Ready when you are!"
As a pudding we serve this alone, with meringues or mixed with creme fraiche for our version of a fool.  It's very more-ish and doesn't hang around... although kept in a fridge it is also lovely chilled at breakfast for a summery treat.

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