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The Cookbook Challenge – Theme One – Stonefruits

The Cookbook Challenge 2011

I have to HAVE TO start using some of my cookbooks, so the Cookbook Challenge is totally for me, and a good excuse to wear my new apron!

Hot new apron

26 recipes in 52 weeks, here I come! To kick things off:

Fruit Compote with Cinnamon Crumpet Fingers
from Green: Vegetarian Food

Cookbook Challenge Fruit Compote

For the fruit compote:
200g pitted prunes
200g fresh dates (yum!!) (remove the seeds)
400g dried fruit salad mix
500mL apple juice (I used about 700mL)

Cool apron

Put the prunes, dates and dried fruits in a saucepan with the apple juice. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the fruit is tender.

Cookbook Challenge Fruit Compote

Serve topped with yoghurt, and with crumpets with cinnamon sugar. Yums! (Or at least I would have, if Woolworths HAD crumpets today. Where did they go? *confuzzled* Oh well, cinnamon toast for breakfast on my first day back at work?)

Cookbook Challenge Fruit Compote

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23 comments for “The Cookbook Challenge – Theme One – Stonefruits

  1. January 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Yum yum yum! I’ve been meaning to join the cookbook challenge this year too – just have to get around to it now… :P

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      You have til Friday to get your stonefruit on. :D

      • January 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

        I chose my recipe days ago – now I just have to make it! :P Kinda similarish to yours, actually…

        • January 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

          No mad work with the vitamixer ;) ?

          • January 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

            Haha! With that single comment, you’ve changed my mind. I do have a vitamix-using recipe, and I think I’ll make that. After all, dates are stone fruits! :P

            • January 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

              as are prunes. :) well once upon a time in their life

  2. January 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Ahhh, another cookbook challenger! Best of luck with it throughout 2011 – can’t wait to see what you come up with =)

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      good luck to you too!

  3. January 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    That is such a cute apron. Is it Annabel Trends?

    • January 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      yes! It was a gift from the in-laws for xmas :D

  4. January 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I so want that apron! I have the mug and lots of other babushka/maytroshka things.

    Looks great!

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      I have the measure cups and now also measuring SPOONS!!!

  5. January 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    That apron rocks! :D

    And yay, welcome to the Cookbook Challenge! Definitely looks like it would be great with crumpets – damn supermarket!

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks for the welcome – and the apron will feature!

  6. January 10, 2011 at 8:18 am

    oooh I want that apron! How adorable!!! I am sure that all dishes turn out better while cooking in a cute apron :)

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Oh they do!

  7. January 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    That fruit compote looks yummy. Great for brekky

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      It is! Good start to the day!

  8. January 12, 2011 at 2:09 am

    That cookbook challenge is a great idea! I could probably stand to take it myself, considering how many I’ve accumulated just this past year…

    Anyhow, that compote looks so warm and comforting, I sure wish there were decent stone fruits available around here now!

    • January 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

      It woudn’t hurt to try! Mine were all dried fruits because I came to the compote recipe and went that’s IT!

  9. January 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    love this recipe!! And also your apron.

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