There was fresh fruit salad and a winter fruit compote with yoghurt, a huge selection of breakfast cereals and then a choice of a traditional cooked breakfast, kippers, smoked haddock and poached egg or smoked salmon.
I just loved the fruit compote and had some each morning. When I returned home I decided to try and recreate it. I looked for a similar recipe to the hotel's, both in my own cookery books and online, but couldn't find anything quite right, so this is what I made:-
Dried apple rings
I bought the fruit from Waitrose, the apples were more difficult to find in the other supermarkets I usually use. I used a whole packet of apples and about half a packet of the apricots and prunes.
I simmered the apples in a little water with two teaspoonfuls of sugar, the cinnamon, cloves and half a vanilla pod. I added the apricots and continued to cook for a few more minutes. Once I have turned off the pan, I added the prunes. (The first time I made it I added the prunes earlier, and they disintegrated, it was still tasty, but really didn't look very pleasant!)
This is super with low fat yoghurt or with fromage blanc, and as well as being a good breakfast, it is a useful snack to have in the fridge for those moments when hunger strikes!
|The fruit compote|
|It looks so tasty!|
|Simmering the apples, apricots and spices|
|Add the prunes|