OK, so it’s winter and no doubt most of your minds are tuned into festive foodie fair. But the above pictured Summer Berry Compote poured over ice-cream and pancakes is a must try – I mean look at it! Making sweets and desserts really isn’t my forte, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like eating them! This dessert though is pretty easy to do, as most of it is already prepared (recipe below).
The compote is made by Opies, who I’m a big fan of. Not that long ago I tried their amazing hickory sauces. The compote is one of two recently launched, the other is Gooseberry, and both made from 100% British fruit.
The Luxury Summer Berry Compote is indeed that – luxurious – with ample amounts of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants in it. I like the bitty texture that the seeds provide in the tangy velvety sauce.
Opies Luxury Fruit Compotes are available to buy at Waitrose with a RRP
Thanks to Opies for the sample.
Pancakes with Opies Summer Berry Compote
Luxurious Pancakes with Opies Summer Berry Compote.
- 100g plain flour
- 1 large free range egg
- 300ml semi-skimmed milk
- pinch salt
- knob butter
- 3 scoops pure vanilla ice-cream (good quality)
- 3 tablespoons Opies summer berry compote
- dusting of icing sugar
||Sieve flour into a bowl, add egg and half the milk then whisk until all ingredients have combined. |
||Add the rest of the milk then set aside and leave to rest for 30 mins. |
||Add a knob of butter to a frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of the pancake mix. |
||Tilt the pan so the mixture covers the base and fry gently for a minute on either side. Use a fish slice to turn over or if you're feeling brave flip it. |
||Repeat process until you've used up the mix - you should get about 6 pancakes. |
||Serve two pancakes per person with a dollop of ice-cream and 1 tablespoon of Opies Summer Berry Compote. Dust the dessert with icing sugar. |