Blackberry Compote

The end of the summer can bring an element of sadness. Darker days, back to school, colder weather. However, the end of summer brings the beginning of blackberry season.

Blackberries are incredibly easy to grow at home. That said, I don’t even grow my own blackberries. Instead I make use of my local hedgerows in county Monaghan which are flush with blackberries towards the end of August and into September.

One of the simplest ways to use blackberries is to make a quick blackberry compote. I love to swirl it into overnight oats or blob a spoonful atop my Bircher Muesli. If you have a little more time, I highly recommend baking a banana and blackberry bread.

Hope you enjoy!

Amy x

1kg blackberries
1 tsp cornflour
100g sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

Wash the blackberries and place in a saucepan over a low heat.

Sprinkle over the cornflour and sugar and mix well to coat the blackberries.

Add in the vanilla essence and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

Store in the fridge and enjoy as you wish.