Sonntag, 7. Juli 2013

Summerly Apricot-Lavender Compote

First of all: Sorry, lovely people, one month has passed and I didn`t post you more stuff.
I really cooked a lot last time. Summer was immediately there, with sun, strawberries, cherries, berries, apricots and and and, and my eyes and ideas were exploding - my time unfortunately not.

I took the time for cooking, even if my "normal" work (in filming and computer game artwork) takes me up a lot at the moment. But when I come home from work, cooking and experimenting in the kitchen is my evening meditation (I guess, Timo is quite happy about that kind of relaxation method :)). I love to smell everything, to cut and to feel the stuff I am preparing. But I actually had no time for pleasurable photography,and I don`t want to make just "clickclick" for quick pictures.

I can`t do "big" things in my little leisure-time in the evening. So I watched out for easy but interesting and summerly yummyumms. Here is one of it. It is quickly made, I swear, and if you fill it in sterilized jars (cook them in hot water for 15 minutes, fill in stuff when glasses come out hot), you can store it in the fridge for one or two weeks.

As dish I made pancakes and waffles...this is a very quick meal, easy to handle, and you can use a lot of creative stuff for topping.
For example this one here.

Have a look at the photos. The apricots here are cutted in half. After eating, I must say I would cut them smaller. Make bits you can eat easier than half an abricot.


Apricot-Lavender Compote
...for two small glasses

> 4 apricots, pitted
> 2 tbsp sugar
> 60 ml apple juice
> some lavender blossoms, dried (here in Germany, you get them in the pharmacy, f.e. - you don`t need much. Buy the smallest amount they sell. You don`t even need 10 grams)

>> Cut apricots in small pieces (size = nice to bite on)
>> Melt sugar in a little pot at low to medium heat (be takes some patience until it melts, but then it caramelizes very quickly)
>> When lightly brown and glossy, add juice and let cook while stiring until the sugar dissolved completely
>> Add apricots and a good pinch of lavender blossoms (their taste is quite intense, don`t use too much)
>> Let cook for about 5 minutes
>> serve it warm or cold or put it in sterilized glasses and then in the fridge.

1 Kommentar:

  1. toll! always wondered about cooking with lavender after trying orange flowers in a pudding with amazing results :)
    I m a big fan of your blog and now I see your in cg too! :)