Cooking at home: Austrian compote of apples and pumpkins
Austrian cuisine is replete with remarkabledishes, many of which have long left the borders of their historical homeland. Compote of apples and pumpkins fell in love with different peoples, and in Germany, and at all became a native. This unusual drink differs in density, a significant predominance of the fruit and vegetable part over the liquid, as well as an incredible combination of flavors - sour, sweet and spicy.
Try the Austrian compote in the mostdifferent corners of the globe, not only in restaurants of traditional European cuisine. And you can take it and cook it yourself! Nothing complicated in this.
The classic compote recipe
The main ingredient is a fragrant ruddypumpkin. It gives the drink sweetness and an amazing amber tint. In order to prepare an Austrian compote, it is better to choose a piece of the ripe pumpkin weighing 400 grams.
Apples are also preferably sweet. It is enough 3-4 pieces. Still need about 100 ml of homemade fruit or grape vinegar and an incomplete glass of sugar. From spices in this recipe is required a carnation - 1-2 pieces. If desired, you can add a little nutmeg, cinnamon, badyan, vanilla or anise. A couple of leaves of mint will add a touch of freshness.
Only 500 ml of water is enough for such a quantity of products. By the way, many culinary experts advise to replace part of the water with apple juice, cider or even apple wine.
The first thing we cut a pumpkin and apples smallwith dice. Fill them with vinegar and leave the clock at 10. Periodically stir to make the process of marinating occur evenly. At the end of the prescribed period, we discard everything on a sieve and let the vinegar drain. At this time, boil the water with spices. The ready signal is the clove that emerges to the surface. Apple and pumpkin load into a boiling liquid and boil Austrian compote on medium heat for about 7 minutes. When the drink is cooked, cover the pot and cover it with a towel.
Feed to the table
Served Austrian pumpkin-apple compote incooled form. Usually it is poured into a low wide dish. Wine glasses and cups will do. To this thick drink it is desirable to serve dessert spoons, metal or porcelain.
Austrian compote perfectly matches with pastries,puddings, sweet porridges. Often it is served and to meat dishes, including game. You can add this beverage boiled pork, baked meat rolls, homemade sausages.