• 10/20 Nat'l B.F.D. - 05

    From Dave Drum@1:261/38 to All on Fri Oct 20 08:52:48 2023
    October 20 - National Brandied Fruit Day

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    Title: Brandied Dried Fruit
    Categories: Fruits, Booze, Citrus, Herbs
    Yield: 5 servings

    8 oz (225 g) currants or raisins
    8 oz (225 g) dried cranberries
    4 oz (110 g) dried cherries
    2 oz (55 g) dried pears; fine
    - chopped
    2 oz (55 g) dried apricots; thin
    - sliced
    1 Orange
    1 Lemon; sliced thin, seeded,
    - chopped
    2 tb Fresh grated ginger
    1 ts Anise seeds
    1 ts Fresh ground black pepper
    1/2 ts Grated nutmeg
    1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
    1/4 ts Ground cardamom
    1 c (250 ml) brandy

    In a large bowl, combine the currants, cranberries,
    cherries, pears and apricots. Zest the orange and add
    the zest to the bowl. Add the lemon, ginger, anise
    seeds, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom.

    Juice the orange and add the liquid to the bowl. Add the
    brandy and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a
    jar, cover and refrigerate. (If you donC╟╓t have a jar
    thatC╟╓s large enough, keep the mixture in the bowl and
    cover with plastic wrap.) Allow the fruit to sit in the
    liquid for 2 to 14 days before using. The flavor of the
    fruit, spices and brandy will improve with time. At
    least once a day, turn the jar upside-down (or
    thoroughly stir the mixture if itC╟╓s in a bowl) to make
    sure all the dried fruit gets coated in the brandied
    liquid. The mixture keeps in the refrigerator for
    months, stored in an airtight container.

    By: Yewande Komolafe

    Yield: About 5 cups

    RECIPE FROM: https://cooking.nytimes.com

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