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Christmas Breakfast with Bubbles

In Cooking, drink, food, Food and Drink on December 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

This week The Wine Place asked me to take a look at a wonderful English fizz,Brightwell Sparkling Chardonnay, and very delicious it was too.

I decided to pair it up with a scrumptious breakfast treat, classic Eggs Benedict.

Check out the combination hereeggsb

Blackberry and Pear Perfection

In Cooking, food, Food and Drink on August 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Blackberry and Pear Compote

It’s blackberry time! A little early you might think but cast your eyes in any nearby hedgerow and if you’re lucky you will indeed see little dark jewels waiting to be picked!

So if you do happen to come across some of these dark little beauties, (I found mine at the bottom of the garden) here’s what to do with them.

This simple dessert can also be added to your morning bowl of muesli or on its own with a little yoghurt, quick and simple it showcases the humble blackberry and all it’s rich flavouring and colour.

Ingredients

Serves 2

A generous handful or 2 of blackberries (careful not to pick them to close to a busy road for contamination purposes)

1 pear (I used conference)

1/2 cup of sugar

a little water

A dollop of greek yoghurt (optional)

Method

Wash the fruit and peel the pear, core and slice in to bite sized slithers.

Make a light caramel by adding 1/2 cup of sugar to a heavy based frying pan add a little water to cover the sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved over a medium heat.

Once the sugar has dissolved increase the heat and leave until the sugar turns a pale golden colour.

Remove from the heat and add the pear and stir gently to soften through, then add the blackberries, heat again and add a little more water (careful not to splash).

Let the fruit sit in the juices which should have turned a deep red now. Leave until just warm before serving with a dollop of greek yoghurt and a sprinkling of broken biscuit like a ginger nut.

Serve and enjoy!