Compote of frozen berries
Drinks such as fruit compote were known in Russia before the XVIII century (the word came later from the French language). Nowadays the tradition of cooking a variety of compotes is widespread, especially in Eastern Europe.
In the modern sense compote - a fruit or a refreshing dessert drink made from boiled water with fresh, dried or frozen fruit. Properly cooked compote not only well quenches thirst, but also retains the most natural taste and benefits of fruits and berries.
Compote made from different edible fruits and berries (and separately, and assorted) usually with the addition of sugar, which is especially convenient for preservation, but this ingredient is not required. Sometimes, to give special flavors in the wine added fruit drinks, honey, zest, spices (cinnamon, clove, vanilla, ginger, barberry, juniper fruit, etc.).
It is very convenient to cook healthy and delicious compote of frozen berries. If you have a good farm modern refrigerator or freezer you can freeze yourself in season berries for future use. The retail chains are ready packaged frozen fruit is also widely represented. With the proper preparation of frozen berries compote obtained definitely healthier than canned, because almost all the vitamins and other useful substances quite well preserved by shock freezing.
Let's speak about the preparation of frozen berries compote. Most have berries (currants, gooseberries, raspberries, cherries, etc.) Peel quite gentle. Peel wild berries, such as cranberries, blueberries, cranberry, blueberry, mountain ash, and others. Not much thicker. Berries themselves are small. Therefore, in the preparation of stewed fruit importantly - do not digest, to save a maximum of nutrients.
Let's see how to cook compote of berries. Whether fresh or frozen berries we use, we will cook for a minimum time.
Recipe compote of berries
- berry (any, may be different) - about 1-2 kg, depending on the desired saturation;
- water - from 2 to 3 liters;
- sugar (optional) - to taste, for example, 2-5 Art. spoons, but it is useful without it.
In a saucepan with a boiling water lay frozen (or fresh washed) berries. We wait 30-60 seconds and turn off the fire. You can add sugar and dissolve it gentle agitation. Cover the pan with a lid and insist until cool. If you want to add the honey, it is best to do it instead of sugar when the compote to cool down to a temperature of 60 degrees C (at temperatures higher than the nutrients of honey are converted into harmful). If desired, can season with a compote or a small amount of spices to add some aromatic herbs (mint, rosemary, lemon balm, etc.).
You can not cook at all - so even more useful.
Compote of fresh berries
Laying berries (for example, 1 kg) in a pan and pour boiling water (for example, 2 L). You can add and dissolve the sugar stirring it. Cover with a lid and wait for complete cooling.
If the berries have a thick skin and / or flesh, or you add slightly dried (dried berries) can boil them up to 3 minutes, and it is better to strengthen the extraction using the Thermos.
The second option is the preparation of stewed fruit. Laying berries in a thermos and fill with boiling water at the rate of (1: 2 or 1: 3, is tasteless swill). We insist for at least 4 hours, but preferably no more than 8.
Compote of berries in multivarka
Laying berries in a working capacity Multivarki, pour boiling water and close the lid. Select this mode to maintain a certain constant temperature without boiling (eg, approximately 70 degrees C), and set the desired time. In general, often prepare compote of cherries , quince and other fruit and enjoy themselves and entertained useful and tasty drinks and domestic guests.