Peach Kompot

This time last year, my boyfriend was cycling 5,000km from Romania to the border of China, carrying everything he needed on a bicycle that he had designed and built himself. But that’s his story to tell, not mine.

His trip coincided with Ramadan, and as people ended their fasts in the evening they would offer him a glass of kompot, which he’d gratefully accept.

This year we can hear the call to prayer from our house, and, reminded of his time last summer he decided to recreate the drink. I’d never had it before and wasn’t sure what to expect; it’s a lovely, light and refreshing drink with a delicate fruity flavour.

What you need:

  • 750ml water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 peaches
  • 1 1l Kilner jar

It’s really simple:

  • Chop your peaches into medium sized slices – not too small or they’ll break down when you heat them.
  • Pour 750ml water into a saucepan add 3 tbsp of sugar and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiled, turn down to a simmer and add the peaches.


  • Continue to simmer for 3-4 more minutes. The peaches will lose some of their colour during this time.
  • 10365543_10155798069035331_6362950543619494201_oPour the liquid and fruit into the kilner jar and seal while it’s hot.


  • Once the liquid has cooled put in the fridge for a day or two for the flavours to mingle. Then it’s ready to enjoy.



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