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The Many Uses Of Compotes In The Kitchen
Compotes are sweetened condensed milk based drinks made from fruit. Compotes are considered as one of the world's oldest and most popular drinks. They are mainly enjoyed by young and old alike and are usually served as an accompaniment to other drinks.
Compotes are usually known for their delicious taste and aroma. It has a fruity flavor, which is often described as coming from the deep interior of the fruit. Compote or compûte is usually cooked in a special vessel made out of porcelain, with a firm crust on top. Sometimes whole fruits are used along with the sugar in preparing compotes.
Compotes can be of several kinds. One of them is the English cream compote, which is made from sweetened cream of wheat flour and milk. The other variety is the Dutch cocoa-based cream. However, the most popular among them all is the French vanilla-flavored compote.
Compotes can be consumed plain, with any flavors like honey, ginger, rose, apricot, almond, cardamom, citrus or vanilla. It can also be prepared as fruit juice, or even in jellies. There are many variations in its preparation. Some of these include having it in a cereal, as custard, as ice cream or in milkshakes.
There are several varieties of fruit that are used for manufacturing compotes. Orange is probably the best known one. Other fruits that are used are pomegranate, strawberry, black currant pear, ampalaya, kiwi, lychee, camu, and mulberry. These are just some of the many others. You can choose your favorite fruit and prepare the compotes according to your tastes and preferences.
To make them, it is first necessary to have ready all the ingredients that you need. You will need apricots, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. These have to be frozen prior to being used. Strawberries or cranberries may be substituted for peaches and raspberries. They should be frozen for an additional few hours or so. Then, it is just a matter of preparing the other ingredients and putting them together.
For instance, if you are making a strawberry flavored compote, you would mix together the following ingredients: crushed strawberry, orange zest, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. You could also use ripe strawberries or blackberries instead of the fruits mentioned above. Mix these ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes until it becomes thick.
Then, take a food processor and grind all these ingredients together. You can then pour the mixture into a serving dish and spread some butter on top of it. Add a garnish of whipped cream or a cherry or any other delicious fruit. Top with the rest of your favorite ingredients and you're done! Compotes are very easy to make and are a healthy alternative to eating the fruit itself.
Some compotes also come with a side dish of fresh or dried fruit. These side dishes provide a delicious and healthy snack for you and your family. Some examples of this type of compote are fresh or dried fruit slices, sliced Mandarin oranges, or dried fruit pieces.
Other fruits that you might want to consider using with your compotes include peaches, pears, strawberries, pineapple, and even kiwi slices. There are other exotic fruits that can also be used with fruit compotes such as clementines, dates, raisins, and even nuts. So, you have a lot of options when it comes to how to prepare and enjoy your fruit compotes.
Another option when it comes to preparing fruit compotes is to make them at home. You can easily do this by buying a small blender, a fruit, a measuring cup, and some spices. Just add the fruit, a little water, and some liquid spices and you will have a delicious fruit smoothie in no time. This is a very easy way to have a delicious fruit smoothie for any occasion.
Compotes are also wonderful for making your favorite desserts much easier. For instance, you can use your compotes to make a delicious pudding that you can take advantage of right before you leave for work. When you get home, simply whisk your delicious pudding together, add some milk, some vanilla, and some sugar, and you have yourself a quick and delicious dessert that will have your guests raving. If you are trying to decide what type of compote to make for your next holiday, you should definitely consider making your own.