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Cherry Brandy

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by British Red, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Robson Valley

    Robson Valley Full Member

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    BR, your hot chocolate is exactly the kind of driver that's needed to build a family cook book.
    All the kid-tested and kid-approved food that you can remember. I did it so it has to be possible!

    Pumpkin Spice here seems to be cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, ginger and at least one other thing
    that I cannot name. Coffee? Chocolate/cocoa? I can't figure it out.
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I have cooperated on a few books but really should get around to doing a solo effort

    Our pumpkin spice is Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice.

    I will post up the "real hot chocolate" method when I get a minute ;)
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    When I was a student, I used to make a cherry liquor from the juice/ syrup that was in the glass jars of Jugoslavian cherry conserves.
    70% medical Ethanol, the juice/syrup, a bit more sugar.

    Did taste good!

    It is incredible how close the British cuisine is to the American. Turkey, Cranberries, various pumpkin preparations ......
    :)
     
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    Last year I made apple pie vodka. It was a great hit. Just chopped up a couple of nice apples and added a cinnamon stick. Easy one to start with if you fancy starting to make flavoured spirits. You could add cloves instead of cinnamon but I'm not a fan of cloves myself.you'd only need a couple of cloves I'd imagine.
     
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    I assembled my personal/family cookbook for my kids, in particular.
    All the things I cooked for them as they grew up. My 2" stack of recipe cards into MSWord.
    They each got a book as they flew off to Uni.

    Woodygirl: I agree: go easy on the cloves, one or two at the most.
    I have a BBQ rub recipe with espresso coffee in it. One Keurig pod.
    You only know it's in there if I bring it up at the meal!

    I'll have the whiskey on the rocks AND a very large slice of the apple pie.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I hate the smell of cloves.
    35 years of dentistry.......
     
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    I hate the smell of dentist' offices.
    Chocolate whiskey on ice and a few slices of a Navel orange for dessert..
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    My office does not smell ‘dentists office’.
    I have removed everything that contributes to that specific aroma.

    Except the smell of fear... :)

    Cloves smell like Eugenol.

    Sometimes a few of the cherry stones are c4u#hed and left 5o macerate.
    Brings one more taste sensation to the drink,
     

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