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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
I thought this time of year would be perfect to make this compote because both strawberries and rhubarb are in season, hallejulah! The recipe was quite simple and straight forward, only 4 ingredients; strawberries, rhubarb, sugar & a little bit of lemon zest. I love the fact that it does not have gelatine or any thickening agent in it, it seems a lot more appealing to me for that.
My dad asked me what the difference between jam and compote is, I thought I’d do some research and report back. Basically, what I’ve gathered is that a compote is a chunky mixture - not pureed or strained, and it is something typically used immediately as a component of a dish. Jam consists of fruit that is chopped and cooked with sugar (sometime pectin and an acid) until the pieces of fruit are soft and lose their shape. Jams can only be labelled as a jam if they do not have less than 65% soluble solids - wow, who knew!
This compote was quite quick to make, it did not take a lot of time standing around the kitchen and watching over it. Although I spend most of my days running around the kitchen so I wouldn’t have complained if it took a little longer, but its nice to get it done quickly and into the fridge. My favourite part about this recipe is that the whole amount fit perfectly into one standard sized mason jar 🙌🏼. This morning I made waffles for my birthday; birthday waffles! (Yes, I make my own breakfast on my birthday). I told Connor that he could make me waffles but he said he didn’t want to kill me on my birthday, HAHA. Connor’s actually a good cook, but like why even bother cooking when you’re dating me… So, my mom, dad, nana, Conn, and I all sat around the kitchen table this morning and had birthday waffles - topped with strawberry rhubarb compote, fresh fruit & maybe a little maple syrup (or Nutella)! Looking back on it, I regret not topping the waffles with sprinkles!!🎉. Rosie says that this compote is delicious on pretty much anything - she suggests eating it with yogurt & granola, on top of a slice of pound cake, or with a big scoop of vanilla iced cream. Dang, I could go for all of that right now!👅