Get off to a flier!
This is a quick recipe, like a compote, perfect for a morning citrus buzz or desert option.
It will keep your muesli interesting and is actually best on its own. I like it chilled.
Small handful of dried apricots (unsulphured if poss. and halved), 2 good oranges (cut into segments, the less pith, the better), 2 cardoman pods (well bashed), long ribbons of orange zest, 1 cup of rooibos tea (we used vanilla rooibos), small handful of sunflower seeds, 1 teas of your favourite honey.
Make a cup of rooibos, leave to infuse a little, put all bits in a tupperware and pour over still hot tea. This gets the infusion going, Stir. When cool, put in the fridge overnight.
With a blob of creamy greek yoghurt, can go on muesli or is great, chilled by itself. The liquid is a refreshing juice. We had it with a dash of cointreau on pancakes. I imagine it would go very well indeed with a nice slab of chocolate cake. Hmm.
We Love It
It’s the right kind of colour for a morning pick me up! Great sweet and citrus double act.
Dried apricot are a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as dietary fibre and have the wonder antioxidant Lycopene in full effect. Try to avoid the ones treated with sulphur dioxide, they will have the bright orange colour. It can cause a nasty reaction for people who are sensitive to sulphur, especially those who have ashtma.