Summer, summer, summer… the best season of the year. It is also a time for relaxing and having a holiday, which is what has been happening at Bee’s Teas. A busy few months has meant a little break from blogging, however now that our feet are back on the ground, we are ready to bake up a storm!
A little while back, I was lucky enough to receive a few bottles of Belvoir Fruit Farms cordials, with the mission of creating a yummy recipe with them. If you have not had a Belvoir Fruit Farms cordial before, you are missing out. Amazing as a soft drink, or as an addition to some fizz, these cordials are fresh and perfect to combat the heat (I am sipping on one as I write). After spending a few weeks agonising over what to make, I decided to keep it simple and make a fruity compote using raspberries. After a few attempts, I managed to get the right consistency. It is easy to make, and perfect to have with ice-cream, meringues or drizzled over cake.Ingredients
300g raspberries (frozen or fresh)
25g caster sugar
3 tbsp elderflower cordial (Belvoir)
Put the raspberries and sugar in a small saucepan and mash them together with a fork (unless they are frozen, in which case wait until they have defrosted on the hob). Place over a low heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes until it has thicken in consistency.Stir through the elderflower cordial, allow to simmer for a few more minutes and remove from the heat. Whilst cooling, sterilise a jar (either in the dishwasher, or in a pan of boiling water). Once the compote has cooled, carefully pour into the jar and seal the top. You can pour the compote through a sieve to remove the seeds (however add an extra 100 – 150g of raspberries to the mixture if you do).
The compote will keep in the fridge for up to the week, and makes a lovely summer gift – enjoy