Aba & Shamana’s World
Chapter 1 Audio
Shamana's Fruit Compote
Inspired by Shamana and much loved by Josef from the book
Aba and Shamana
Recipe researched by Lauri Valli
Nectarines 8 Large
Plums 8 Large
Dried apricots 2 and half cups
Dried prunes 2 and half cups
Dried fruit salad 2 and half cups
Star Anise 2 or 3
Cinnamon stick 1 only
Powdered spice half level teaspoon
Sugar 1 cup
Honey 3 tablespoons
*Marsala 1 cup
*Brandy ¼ cup
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan with Star Anise, cinnamon stick, powdered mixed spice cover with water, add sugar, honey, cup of *Marsala,*Brandy, ( *for under 18’s please use nonalcoholic replacement and ask parents for assistance)
On low to medium heat on stove *hotplate (*be sure to have parents supervise if under 18) cook fruit until soft and juice reduced by half.
Remove from saucepan, (have parents assist) strain, reserve the juice in a suitable container.
Place the fruit back in the saucepan gently cook for another 5-10 minutes. Then remove from stove.
Place in a container. The Fruit Compote is now ready to be served with either fresh cream or ice-cream.
Place heaped spoonful’s of the Fruit Compote into a desert cup add some of the reserved juice then top with a good dollop of cream or ice-cream.
As you savour the delicious taste of the Fruit Compote andas all the ingredients come together, to softly explode on your taste buds, you will come to realise why Josef loved Shamana’s Fruit Compote so well!
With love from Lauri