Yummy, rummy, fruity goodness???!!!
One of my fondest childhood food memories was this gorgeous concoction that my Mom always had sitting on the kitchen counter in a glass canister. There were maraschino cherries and grapefruit and oranges and possibly a few other fruits and it would sit there for weeks and ferment. It turned into a gorgeous vanilla ice-cream topping or great to just eat out if a bowl but had an alcohol content of about 1000! The end result was a flavor that I now recognize as rum. Is anyone familiar with this? I want to make a huge batch of this but not sure where to begin. What ingredients do I use? Any help would be most appreciated! Thank you from a new "hound"!
The rumtopf! I used to know someone who'd had one going for years -- super scrumptious! Google rumtopf to find a lot of versions. Good stuff.
Mama made a HUGE bottle of that stuff for her christmas cakes. She wouldn't let us eat any on its own because it was about 1000% booze... but it made incredible cakes. She kept the jar going for about five years in a cool dark cupboard.
This is almost certainly Tutti-Frutti, which may come by another name but that's how I know it. Here's an instruction list: best I can give you. Ive used this almost to the letter.
Have a 2-gallon glass or stoneware crock available, with a gasket ring.
It starts w/ a pint of brandy and two cups sliced strawberries in crock. Add two cups gran. sugar atop and stir gently. Cover; allow to marinate a week. Next, 2 c. each fresh pineapple chunks, black AND red cherries, pitted; 2 c. raspberries, blackberries, apricots, and skinned pitted peaches. Keep topping off w/ brandy and stirring in sugar. Cover w/ cheesecloth and set aside. Needs to marry a month, but stir gently daily w/ a wooden spoon. It will be syrupy and preserved, and not taste "raw."
Now eat a bowlful of ice cream with it, and set your breath on fire.
Definitely not okay for kids.
A WHOP BOP A LOO WHOP, A WHOP BOMP BOMP! Gotta match? :) Hey, now! The winners of the Harvest Moon contest, no less! Let's hear it for drunken fruit!!!
Speaking of...tequila-soaked pineapple is a real shot in the mouth as well. Tried it this winter. HOO-AHHH!