You remember probably that I bottled my plum syrup last weekend and I wasn't sure what to do with the plums. Trashing them was such a waste, and after they had macerated so long in sugar and their juice they've lost a lot of sourness and were quite sweet. So I decided to make some compote. I simply put them in a pan, covered with water, boiled them until the water was gone, and magically my completely shriveled plum came back to fleshed ones. I just removed the pits, and that's it. You can add some kanten to make plum yokan also. In both cases the seasoning is perfect and the taste very mild. Delicious recycled food!!!!