Friday, October 19, 2012

National Brandied Fruit Day - Yum

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By Chef Diane

I usually go through different cravings for food...sometimes I just can't get enough vegetables, and others, I have to have fruits.  The summer is a great time to get plenty of both, but fruits are really great.  To preserver the fresh taste of them, you can brandy them.  All you need is fruit, sugar and brandy.  Wash the fruit, peel off any skin, and slice if necessary. Fill half a container with brandy and add the fruit. For each cup of fruit you add, stir in 1/6 cup of sugar. Make sure all the fruit is submerged in the mixture, cover the container, and store it in a dark place. You can continue to add fruit at any time. Your brandied fruit will be cured after a couple of months.
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This is really delicious over pound cake with some ice cream or whipped cream on top, or just get some right from the bowl.

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Today is National Brandied Fruit day. If you don't have any stored away and marinating, you can go to the store and buy some already brandied.  So, if you haven't ever tried it, today is the perfect time to give it a taste.

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