|strawberries, grapefruit and thyme - bought on a whim at the market because they were so cheap!|
250g strawberries, hulled and halved (I quartered the massive ones)
segments of one small grapefruit (remove pith before using, as they can be quite bitter - I removed the membranes as well)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon mead (optional)
a few sprigs fresh thyme
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. That's pretty much it!
The scent of strawberries and thyme when I made this was intoxicating. I was happy with the end result too - the sweetness of the strawberries was wonderful, as was the perfume from the thyme, and there was just a hint of tartness from the grapefruit.
You can serve this warm or cool, with crepes, pancakes, toast, muesli, yoghurt, waffles, ice cream and more. I stored my strawberry compote in a jar in the fridge and for the next few days I gave it a good workout - I first had it on French toast for breakfast, and on subsequent days paired it with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Yum!
|my strawberry grapefruit thyme compote|