Bewl Bircher is a healthy and tasty start to the day. As our guests seem to love it, I thought I would finally share my recipe with you here. I have to say my recipe is really a combination of various ones found online when I first came up with the idea of wanting something healthy to offer guests along with the usual offering of cereals, home made bread and fresh fruit. Naturally we also offer a the traditional B&B favourite of a hearty plate of cooked food including sausages, bacon, eggs from our own hens, smoked salmon and much more.
So my breakfast in a glass recipe is below. These quantities fill 4 of my small glasses which would probably make enough for two normal pudding bowls:
100 grams of Organic Rolled Oats
A sprinkling of linseed, chia seeds, flaked almonds, coconut flakes, cinnamon
1 apple, grated
250 ml Apple Juice (I use Fuggles Apple Juice from a local farm)
Put everything in a bowl and soak overnight.
Top with Greek Yoghurt and fresh fruit or fruit compote
I make lots of different fruit compotes throughout the year depending on the season. It is an excellent way to use up gluts of fruit in season. You can make a small amount if you just have a few spare strawberries or raspberries, rhubarb etc or a whole batch and then freeze it. Unlike jam it doesn’t keep for a long time in a jar. I have used a River Cottage recipe for Blackberry & Apple compote that keeps for a few weeks in a jar.
I am sure everyone knows how to make compote so I won’t give a detailed recipe here. Anyway I usually just make up the recipe, as it’s basically fruit and sugar (or honey) with various additions like star anise or cinnamon depending on the fruit being used.