September 10, 2012

Rumtopf - blackberries ripe and ready for rum

Blackberries swimming around in the "rum soup"
Again it has taken some time, since the a new fruit has been ready to move into the "rumtopf", so 3 weeks after the plums were jumping into the "rum soup", the first blackberries from my work colleague´s garden have ripened, so now they are swimming around together with all the other summer fruit in the "rum soup".


So after the addition of blackberries, I still have the following fruits remaining on my list of "fruit list":
  • perhaps autumn raspberries
  • perhaps elderberries
The "only" fruit lacking in the "rum soup" is cherry.

As usual I cleaned the fruit followed by weighing them, so I know the amount of sugar need as well. Afterwards I add them on top of fruit already in the rum "soup" topping of with yet some more rum. 

    Content in Rumtopf as of today:
    Blackberries - ripe and ready
    • Rhubarb + sugar
    • 580 g strawberries   
    • 290 g sugar
    • 318 g red currants
    • 157 g sugar
    • 160 g raspberries
    • 80 g sugar
    • 124 g white red currant
    • 62 g sugar
    • 475 g blackcurrants
    • 238 g sugar
    • 272 g plums
    • 132 g sugar
    • 208 g blackberries
    • 104 g sugar
    • Rum, rum and yet some more rum 

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