Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Strawberry Time is Tutti Fruiti Time

The first strawberries are in the kitchen at Linderhof
Time to get out a jar and start the Tutti Fruiti!

This year I'm using one of my English "Sweetie Jars"

Into this jar goes . . .

A pint of "good" brandy
(you notice recipes never say "cheap" or "average" --
it's always "good"!!!

Then . . .

We add two cups of halved strawberries
Part of the flat I brought home yesterday.
Local strawberries make the best Tutti Fruiti!

Then . . .

We add two cups of sugar
And stir

And it sits on the kitchen counter so we can stir it every day
with a wooden spoon
Until the sugar is all dissolved

As fruit comes in season, we'll add equal amounts of fruit and sugar 
peaches, cherries, apricots, blackberries and pneapple!

Watch the jar fill with the wonderful boozy fruity sauce!


ellen b said...

We did a similar concoction called Rumptopf a couple years ago and enjoyed the results at Christmas time.

Rue said...

Oh my! That sounds wonderful, Martha!