You will need
- - frozen berries, different varieties of better – 0,5 kg;
- - sugar – 0,5-1 glass;
- - water – 2-2,5 l;
- - zest of lemon or orange (optional);
- - a pot with a capacity of not less than 3 L.
In a saucepan pour the right amount of water, add sugar and bring to a boil. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved, if not, stir the water with a spoon or ladle. It is advisable not to use for cooking compote aluminum fry pan. Acid contained in large quantity in the berries react with the aluminum, and the compote can move his joints. Besides boiled in a saucepan compote loses a huge proportion of mineral substances and vitamin C.
Take any frozen berries: strawberries, cherries, black currants, blackberries, etc. in the above number. To prepare compote fruit not be defrosted in advance, as they will lose a lot of juice. Therefore, put the berry mixture in frozen form in boiling water. If you like a citrus flavor, add the compote a little freshly grated zest of lemon or orange.
Wait until the water again boils. Reduce the heat and simmer the compote for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pan with a lid and leave it on the edge of the plate. Let the compote cook for another half hour. So he will get a maximum of aromatic substances and vitamins from the berries. Now the compote can be strained pour into dishes and cool. Optionally, the berries can not drain through a colander. Serve berry compote on the table relies in the high Countess.
Never use for cooking stewed galvanized utensils.
If for some reason the berries compote was thawed, and the juice remained in the pot, where they are thawed, add it to the compote just before serving.