|Bananas in Berry Artesia|
The first thing I did was to put half a cup each of the following into a small pot: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apple juice, grape juice. I also added one bay leaf, a vanilla bean (with the empty pod as well), and one tablespoon of maple syrup. If you don't have a vanilla bean--goodness knows they are insanely expensive (I've been saving this one for a special occasion)--it is perfectly find to use vanilla extract. Let all of this simmer for 5 minutes.
|Let the berries, juice, and flavorings simmer for 5 minutes.|
Next you want to get one tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl and ladle a few spoonfuls of the hot liquid in with it. Once you've got the cornstarch dissolved add it back to the pot, making sure to stir well while you are doing this. Simmer for about a minute longer.
|Once the cornstarch is mixed in simmer for 1 minute longer.|
Remove the sauce from the heat, discard the bay leaf as well as the vanilla bean if you are using it, and you are ready to serve over crepes, pastries, fruit, or whatever else you can find. It reminds me of berry cobbler filling. And so easy! The amounts in this recipe make one general serving.
Along with some blueberry oatmeal, this was my breakfast this morning.
|Breakfast for Day Four|