Sunday, 19 July 2015

Polish Rhubarb and Strawberry Kompot




My boyfriend is Polish so I've spent a fair bit of time eating and cooking Polish food. This is a new recipe I made this weekend - kompot can be made from any stewed fruit, and is a super refreshing beverage (the stewed fruit pieces are especially amazing!). Here I used rhubarb and strawberries freshly picked from our garden, but any summer fruits (like cherries or raspberries) would work really well.

Ingredients:

  • 3 sticks rhubarb
  • around 150g strawberries, hulled
  • granulated sugar (to taste)
  • Sprig of mint

Method:

1. If you can, pick your own rhubarb and strawberries :) Wash the fruit well.




2. Hull the strawberries, and chop the rhubarb into pieces around 1 inch in length.



3. Place in a saucepan, and add 1-2 tbsp of sugar. More sugar can be added later if the kompot tastes too tart.


4. Half-fill the saucepan with water, and bring to the boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes, until the fruit is soft. Add the mint leaves.

Before cooking

After cooking for 3-4 minutes

5. Taste, and add more sugar if needed.

6. Leave to cool, before pouring into sterilized jars.


7. Enjoy!


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1 comment:

  1. For anyone interested a jar of this will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge

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