Thursday, December 23, 2010

Strawberries in Rum

This is extremely easy to make, extremely tasty and the recipe ought to be shared - my Christmas gift to you!

What you need:

2 x 250g punnet strawberries, washed and hulled
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white rum (e.g. bacardi)

Put water and sugar into a saucepan.  Cook on a low heat, stirring constantly until liquid starts boiling.  The liquid will look very white at this stage.

Boil the sugar solution until it reads 110 degrees C on a sweet thermometer or until the syrup turns clear - it should not colour.  It seems to take a long time to reach this point, but when the colour changes it happens quickly - take off heat immediately. 

Allow syrup to cool a little.  In the meantime, fit as many strawberries as you can into your chosen sterilized jar(s).  I found 250g fitted quite nicely into a 1 pint jar.  Add the rum to the syrup and stir.  Pour the syrup over the fruit to the top of the jar.  Cover.

Leave for as long as possible, a week is good, but I bet you won't be able to wait that long!  Yum.

1 comment:

Sally said...

That looks so lovely!