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Perfect as both a breakfast or desert, this week’s post combines pears and blackberries to produce a yoghurt compote which is fresh, fragrant and delicious.

pear and berry compote recipePear and Blackberry Compote

  • Peel, core and quarter one pear per person (I use blush pears) and add to a pan with a 1/2 cup of water (just enough to cover) and one tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Gently simmer for 15 minutes until tender
  • Take of the heat and add to a bowl and gently mash with a potato masher
  • Take a handful of blackberries (per person) and quarter them, add to the pears and fold in gently
  • Spoon the mixture into a cup and top with natural yoghurt

Note: If preparing ahead, add a squeeze of lemon juice and top with yoghurt when ready to serve.

I try and get out of London at least once a month – just to clear my head and refresh my mind. It’s always good to add some perspective especially when the buzz of London constantly fills your senses. Something about train stations compels me to try and find a fruit compote for the journey. Over time this ‘tradition’ has formed a connection; compotes = English countryside, and so it feels fitting that this weeks collage is of the natural fauna of flowers.British Flowers