Sunday, August 4, 2013

store some fruit for 'grandmother's baked tea'

i have gotten a couple of jars from friends and it is soooo good i had to make my own :)

the idea is to gather and store fruit (in the freezer) all summer long and at the end of the summer you mix everything together along with some sugar and spices, bake in the oven, fill into jars and enjoy drinking on cold fall and winter days!

2kg of fruit - at least 4 different kinds
1kg sugar
2 cloves
1 tbsp cinnamon
125 ml czech rum - optional ;)

1. mix all of the ingredients and bake on a thick pan at 175°C for 30-40 min.
2. fill jars immediately(be careful not to burn yourself) and turn up-side-down to let the tops latch on
3. to make tea: pour hot water over 2-3 tblsps of in a cup. and be sure to eat the fruit too!

this first batch i made i used: red currents, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums(sliced), tart cherries and one apple(sliced)! it's sooo won't last until the fall :)!

p.s. i already made a batch because i started storing fruit too late last summer and missed out on red currents(gives the tea great flavor), so as soon as the currents were ripe (this week) i made a betch using the rest of my stored fruit! ;)