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Elderflower and Raspberry Compote

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.Elderflower and Raspberry CordialIngredients
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.Raspberries in panStir 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 šŸ™‚

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I am a keen reader and baker who loves all things sweets! This site is for me to review books and share baking recipes. If you have any comments or recommendations, then please get in touch!


One thought on “Elderflower and Raspberry Compote

  1. What lovely use for an elderflower cordial! I wouldn’t have thought to pop it into a jam…a lovely treat!

    Posted by What Kate Baked | August 12, 2013, 06:38

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