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Poached Summer Fruit with Spiced Yoghurt

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Recipe Ingredients

For the Poached Fruit

  • 600ml water
  • 375ml (1,5 cups) sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence (or seeds of 1 vanilla pod)
  • 3 peaches, 3 pears and a cup of strawberries (ripe, fresh fruit)


For the Spiced Yoghurt

  • 250ml (1 cup) doublecream Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ tsp fine cinnamon seeds of 3 cardamom pods (remove husks and use a pestle and mortar to pound the seeds to a fine powder)
  • 2 tsp honey

Recipe Directions

For the Poached Fruit

1. Heat the water, sugar and vanilla in a mediumsized pot on the stove and bring to a simmer.

2. Halve the large fruit and remove the pits/stones. Remove green tops from strawberries and keep them whole.

3. Start with the larger fruit, and cook them in the liquid in batches, about 3 to 5 minutes at a time, until just tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Cook the strawberries last, for just 1 minute, then remove and set aside. Reserve the cooking liquid.

4. Cool the fruit and liquid slightly, then return the fruit to the liquid to cool completely in the fridge.


For Spiced Yogurt

1. Mix all the ingredients for the spiced yoghurt together. Taste, and add more spices if desired. Serve with the poached fruit and a little of the poaching liquid.



TIP: The poached fruit will keep well in the fridge, covered, for a few days. Serve cold or at room temperature.


NOTE: This recipe works well with other seasonal fruit.




Ilse van der Merwe



Blog: www.thefoodfox.com



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