I fancied something different for afternoon tea today, instead of a cake. Not that this treat is difficult to make. Not at all!
You need this for two servings:
2 medium sized apples – preferable those crisp, juicy, a bit tart apples.
Peel them and cut into about half an inch big pieces. (1 to 2 cm) Make some smaller and some a little bigger. Put the pieces in a pan and add water till just above the apple level.
A handfull of dried plums – without stones!
Cut them in small pieces and blend with the apple.
Add a big tablespoon of honey, about a teaspoon of grainedcinnamon, a pinch of grained clove (optional), a dash of fresh lemon juice and some zest of orange and lemon.
Cook until the apple pieces are almost done. Taste it to a balance between the sweetness, the tartness and the spices. Then take the pan off the heat and add while stiring, a tablespoon of potato starch blended in half a cup of water (about 1 dl). Very quickly the fruit-mix will thicken and you don’t have to pour all of the starch mix in the pan, if you think it’s thick enough without.
I served myself this wintery treat luke warm with some roasted pumpkin seeds and ice cold coconut cream.
P.S! DON’T use wheat flour in this to thicken it!
Maize starch might do, but with the potato starch you get a clear jello-ish look of the compote. I don’t know what it would look like if you use tapioca as thickener. .
Relax, is the theme for WPs Photo challenge this week.
But to make it clear, I don’t generally find buildings relaxing.
Particularly not these kinds made of concrete and glass, and mostly gray.
But to make a colorful image out of such a mostly gray photo – that is relaxing!
And a lot more calming to look at…
Neither from the apartment where I lived before nor nearby I could see the stars as bright, nor the moon as big and shiny as I do here. The air is quite clean to breathe, and there’s a magpie couple living in the birch just a few meters outside my patio.
It’s quite breath-taking!
More enjoyable than fun, maybe…
More beautiful than fun, maybe…
But the entire sky, every cloud there was, was pink, orange, golden…
even when I first saw the beauty, facing east
the photos don’t do the moment justice WPC: fun
I was sneaking out for a wee drop of coffee between the scattered showers yesterday morning. Are you sure it isn’t October already?
Well! Yesterday was yesterday, today the rain is just pouring down. Constantly…
If it wasn’t for all the green stuff out there, it would have been november. And it seems that only the west-coast in south of Sweden suffers from this non-summer-ish weather. Further north they have SUMMER! At least so far…
But it’s a lovely weather to sit indoors and reed, write and take naps in.