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Uses for the fruit after making liqueurs etc
Tue 6-Sep-11
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JoannaS
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for when you go to visit the café, or you've made an effort to look fantastiqué, or even worse done something slightly risqué whistle. I think I have strayed off the point somewhat. I really need to make some fruit liqueurs first

Wed 7-Sep-11
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Or how about Flambé, Renée, Décor...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 7-Sep-11
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wave Och, you're just being smart now or are you just blasé??    big_laugh

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Wed 7-Sep-11
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Precisely!  monster

I'll try that again!

Wed 7-Sep-11
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Ou méchant !

 

Read in the Waitrose mag about a liqueur called Amarula - made from small, green, plum-like fruits, distilled, then added to fresh cream. Sounds delicious, has anyone tasted it?

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brightspark said:

Ou méchant !

 

You mean me?  eeek

No, not heard of it let alone tasted...

I'll try that again!

Wed 7-Sep-11
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I think I remember reading somewhere that elephants love this fruit when it grows in the wild........just a bit more daft info that has stuck in my brain......whistle

 

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Ooh, is that where they eat the fruit when it ferments and then they get drunk?

I'll try that again!

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big_laugh I haven't retained that info......... big_laugh

 

Gosh, a drunken elephant must be quite a sight....I wonder if they get hang-overs? whistle

 

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I have a feeling that I've seen something about it on TV.  Don't think I'd ask an ellie about its hangover, it might stamp on me. big_laugh Not just ellies, apparently...

I'll try that again!

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big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

 

Very funny TA....

 

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 brightspark said:

Read in the Waitrose mag about a liqueur called Amarula - made from small, green, plum-like fruits, distilled, then added to fresh cream. Sounds delicious, has anyone tasted it?

Don't know about it, know daughter's ex was very fond of it, and she still drinks it sometimes. Very more-ish, I gather. Haven't ask if it attracts elephants... big_laugh

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Sloe Cider.

Refill the demijohn with cider leave to soak for about 2 weeks = sloe cider highly rated by me and everyone who has tried mine.

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Ooh that sounds good.  If you don't make your own cider could you use bought?  If so any recommendations as to type / brand?  Having picked just under 3.5 kgs sloes at the weekend I could spare a few to try this!  chef

Mon 24-Oct-11
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If you want an intense alcoholic hit that will bring tears to your eyes, then eat the fruit. I did that once, not to be repeated, ( well not to often anyway) .

 

However the resoaking of the fruit in some water (not to much)  will bring some of the alcohol back from the fruit in to the water (and some flavour) - and could be added back to your liquid from the steep to boost the alcohol and flavour content.

 

Or has ben suggested before, use another alcohol source to bring the flavour out of the fruit and create another drink.

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