I have mislaid a recipe I once had for making strawberry compote. I have an amount of fresh strawberries and would like to make a compote for dinner tomorrow when the family arrive. I have a feeling I used to boil up a syrup of sugar, water, and some sort of red liqueur like cassis - or even port wine. I would add some gelatine that had been dissolved in water (say about 1 tablespoon?) I would place the fresh strawberries in a bowl and pour over the syrup/gelatine mixture and leave to set. I cannot remember if the above is correct or not. Can anyone help me? Oh, I am in summer where I am. That's why I have extra strawberries. But I think a compote should embrace other fresh fruits also. Thanx Daisy. Don't assume malice for what stupidity can explain.