Saturday, June 30, 2012

Berry Good

First off, a disclaimer . . . this is totally ripped off from Nigella Lawson.  Phenom has an unnatural attraction to her.  Well, her form.  She has British tastes, which aren't Phenom's food tastes.


I made a batch last year and bottled it up and gave it to ESK as an early Christmas prezzie.  Apparently, it didn't last very long.

Here's what you do.  First, make friends with a farmer who grows blackberries.  This way, they will send you a facebook message to let you know they have blackberries for purchase.

Get a 2 quart jar that you can seal up so that it is air tight.  You'll not want any spillage and there will be vigorous shaking.  Wash out the jar.  Add in 1 quart of fresh blackberries, 1 cup sugar, and a fifth of good vodka.  Seal it up and shake the dickens out of it.  You want all the sugar to dissolve.  Which will take time and patience.

Then, stash in a cool, dark place.  Everyday for 2 weeks, give it a good shake.  Then, once a week for 4 weeks, give it a shake.

You can drink the vodka (or add it into your favorite fancy drinks) and eat the blackberries.  I like to fold a few berries into whipped cream and drizzle a spoonful of the vodka over the top for a fancy looking but easy dessert.


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