|bowl is too tiny|
On another note, I got new glasses! Wooo! Light is very intense in photo but that's what you get using 400asa film in the middle of the day in the middle of Summer. Hmm I must've closed my eyes so their beauty wouldn't distract from the frames...
Dried Fruit Compote
Adapted from Eating Well
The compote goes really well with oats/porridge but is also delicious with a bit of thick Greek yogurt. I used prunes, dates, cranberries and sultanas because I love them and they were on special.
2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups (500 grams) dried fruit
Stir the water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a a large saucepan over a medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the fruit to the syrup and bring it to a simmer.
Lower the heat to maintain a good simmer, cover the saucepan and let it bubble away for 10 minutes or until the fruit has broken down a little and the syrup is starting to thicken.
Uncover the saucepan and simmer the compote for another 5 minutes or until the syrup has thickened a little more. Taste and if it needs it, add more sugar or a little salt to the compote while it's still warm.
Let cool and store in an air-tight container in a fridge. Serve at room temperature or chilled.