A recipe so easy that it is so delicious that it seems complicated! Cheer up to try this delight and your skills in the kitchen!
500g mixed berries (blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries)
50-85g/2-3oz golden caster sugar
Flavourings to choose from
1 vanilla pod
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint or lemon balm
If using strawberries, hull, halve or quarter to make them a similar size to the other berries. Tip all the fruits into a large pan with 2-3 tbsp water, sugar to taste and your choice of flavourings.
Bring to the boil then simmer for 3-5 mins. Don’t overcook, or the fruits will not hold their shape. Keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days, in the freezer for up to 3 months.