It’s freezing outside and snow is falling. Quite the weather for hot chocolate and vegetable soups, but all I can think of while Eva is sleeping in her pram outside are berries. Lots and lots of wonderful berries. It’s one of my favourite things to eat and every year when summer comes I’ll rush of to the shops to buy all sorts of berries and romage through my parents garden to find the kinds that they don’t sell in the stores. I really just love berries!
It’s freezing and all I can think of is berries…
I know winter isn’t exactly the best season for berries, but looking at Eva sleeping I decided that I wanted to make something with berries for her anyway. I therefore decided to use frozen berries. Blueberries in themselves can be quite sour in my opinion, especially when you cook them so I also added apples and dried apricots, but not too many as I still wanted to be able to taste the blueberries.
I think dates might be a better fit than the apricots to to get that blueberry taste to stand out, but I didn’t have any at the time.
Here’s what I came up with:
Super Easy Blueberry Topping
- 1 bag of frozen blueberries (approximately 250 gram)
- 3 small to medium sized apples
- 4-5 dried apricots (use organic to avoid the sulphur used in the non-organic kind) or you could use dates instead
Peel the apple, remove the core and cut into smaller pieces and put into a pot with the blueberries and apricots. Add enough water to just cover it all. Cook until the apples and apricots are soft and blend it. I usually use a hand mixer as it’s easy. If it’s to liquid for you let it cook a bit longer to remove some of the water. Otherwise just let it cool and it’s ready to serve either on it’s own as a treat or on porridge.
Oatmeal with blueberry topping. A real hit in the morning!
I ended up putting some on my own porridge because it’s just so yummy! I think we might also use it as an alternative to marmelade when eating pancakes or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches..