Saturday, 5 July 2014

roasted apricots with lemon thyme & rosewater

Food at De Tout Coeur Limousin

Food at De Tout Coeur Limousin
Cooking is a big part of what we do here at De Tout Coeur. I have always loved to cook and am enjoying having the opportunity of sharing what I love to do with others.  There's nothing like enjoying a good meal with friends old and new.  I can't help but be inspired by the seasons and the beautiful produce we have in the Limousin.  The local markets are bustling at this time of year with a huge variety of fruit and vegetables.  

This is a super quick and easy Summer recipe using seasonal fruit.  I used apricots, but any stone fruit would work well in this recipe.  There are some lovely fragrant peaches and nectarines around at the moment. The lemon thyme adds a nice fresh herbal note which complements the perfumed fruit and rosewater.  I love Middle Eastern flavours and recipes - and love to experiment and try out new ideas.  

These apricots are lovely served warm with ice cream or creme fraiche as a dessert but work equally well as a fruit compote topping on yogurt for breakfast. 

Enjoy and let me know how you get on, and please share any of your own favourite seasonal recipes.  Bon appetit!

preparation time:
5-10 minutes

cooking time:
15-20 minutes

recipe:
1 punnet apricots
2-3 sprigs lemon thyme
2 tsp rosewater
2 tbs sugar/honey (or to taste)

creme fraiche, ice cream or yogurt to serve

method:
  1. preheat oven to 200C or gas 5/6
  2. clean, de-stone and halve the apricots 
  3. put in a roasting tin and toss with all the other ingredients
  4. roast for about 15-20 minutes until soft
  5. serve hot or cold

4 comments:

  1. Apricots with thyme sounds wonderful, especially with a little scoop of creme fraiche or ice cream... I would definitely enjoy this on a warm summer day...

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    1. Thank you. A lovely summery dessert - and I can definitely recommend with the ice cream :-)

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  2. It sounds like a delicious easy dessert. It must be lovely and fragrant as it's cooking too.

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    1. It really is so easy - and does smell wonderful when it's cooking. A really healthy dessert too - until you add the ice cream ;-)

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