Wednesday, 5 June 2013

baked plums and strawberries with ginger and balsamic

the day after I returned home from hospital I had a fruit delivery from fruitdrop... it was as though the kind fruit delivery people knew I had been ill and that a large box of wonderful fresh fruit was exactly the thing I need to set me on the road to recovery... of course this was not quite the case, it was simply a coincidence of dates but like all things karmic in this world, it's nice to think that someone out there is looking out for you just once in a while...

... there are lots of food delivery companies out there and fruitdrop are doing nothing particularly different but their USP as it were, is to encourage healthy eating in the workplace and a large box of fruit is a great place to start... my delivery contained a selection of good quality everyday fruit including a mix of apples, pears, bananas, plums, grapes, satsumas, strawberries and a glorious honeydew melon... all stuff we would normally purchase as a household and all in great condition as though picked in the store myself...

baked plums and strawberries with ginger and balsamic
my current high-fibre diet allows me to eat plenty of fruit but particularly anything stewed is great for the digestive system and with the added ginger this combination of fruits is subtly and beautifully easy on the pallet... the balsamic vinegar takes away anything too sickly and adds a little sophistication to the  whole thing... plus the juice is simply heavenly drizzled over greek yoghurt.

6 plums - cut in half, stones removed
a large handful of strawberries - topped and cut in half
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
greek yoghurt to serve

simply lay the fruit out in a baking dish, pour in the apple juice then sprinkle with sugar, ginger, vanilla and balsamic and roast on 150C for an hour, then cover with foil and roast for a further 30 mins until soft and tender

this yummy dish would make a perfect breakfast and so i'm entering it into this months breakfast club bloggers challenge, founded by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and this month hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen, with the theme of High Fibre.

eat and of course, enjoy!



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