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Jul 1, 2020 - 1:02:09 PM
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rinemb

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12401 posts since 5/24/2005

I finally found enough interest, and enough fruit coming to market to make a big batch of rumtopf. Turns out I filled a glass one gallon sun tea jar and a 1.5 gallon kraut crock. Presently, the fresh fruit mix is resting for a couple of months in the cool basement in its juices, sugar and a lot of rum.

I did not have gooseberries or red currants available, but did use:
a pineapple, cherries, apricots, plumcots, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, strawberries, and rasberries. Some of the fruit was picked a bit early, but I figure all that sugar and rum will fix that.
(avoided apples, bananas, rhubarb,melons, any citrus, blackberries and blueberries...as they were not recommended due to a variety of reasons.)

Syrup can be used in cocktails, on Brian's pancakes, and so can the fruit. On ice cream on cakes, french toast, etc.

On what else? Brad

Jul 1, 2020 - 1:18:48 PM
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My mother used to make rumtopf with cherries raspberries and strawberries in a massive clay pot, 1ft in diameter. I was too young but she loved it. Old school German, she was. smiley

Hot chocolate w. rum was her drink of choice in winter. Delicious.

Edited by - daytripper on 07/01/2020 13:19:19

Jul 1, 2020 - 1:21:24 PM
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rinemb

USA

12401 posts since 5/24/2005

What's better than a bit of a buzz from a bowl of fruit, eh. Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 07/01/2020 13:21:42

Jul 1, 2020 - 4:30:08 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16705 posts since 6/5/2008

I believe that grilled banana halves in the skin plus scoops of vanilla ice cream plus a couple of big glugs & scoops of your Rumtopf (heated maybe?) would sit very well in my guts.

Yeah and if you have six hands and/or a helper, a big mess of crepes.

Edited by - Brian T on 07/01/2020 16:31:07

Jul 2, 2020 - 6:04:45 AM
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rinemb

USA

12401 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

I believe that grilled banana halves in the skin plus scoops of vanilla ice cream plus a couple of big glugs & scoops of your Rumtopf (heated maybe?) would sit very well in my guts.

Yeah and if you have six hands and/or a helper, a big mess of crepes.


Sounds like a good way to eat the rumtopf.  A banana split, eh.  Never thought of grilling them first. will give that a go.  thx, Brad

Jul 2, 2020 - 9:36:17 AM
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Brian T

Canada

16705 posts since 6/5/2008

I do believe it's worth a try.

Lay the bananas on the bench. Slice side ways. Keep the skins on.
Cut face down first, grill maybe 5 minutes and turn for another 5.
Plate with vanilla ice cream and scoops of rumtopf.

I just use dark rum, butter and brown sugar, simmered on the stove.

Jul 2, 2020 - 12:10:21 PM
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rinemb

USA

12401 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

I do believe it's worth a try.

Lay the bananas on the bench. Slice side ways. Keep the skins on.
Cut face down first, grill maybe 5 minutes and turn for another 5.
Plate with vanilla ice cream and scoops of rumtopf.

I just use dark rum, butter and brown sugar, simmered on the stove.


I am glad you mentioned the grill with skin on, or I would likely have made a mess...because likely I would have been sipping rumtopf syrup while dipping it out.  Brad

Jul 2, 2020 - 12:24:40 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16705 posts since 6/5/2008

Yeah, the skins make good boats for the cooked banana.

Speaking of boats, hard mountain runoff flooded a couple of village streets
and made at least one sink hole during the night. Still raining.
Many loaders with buckets full of sandbags went past my house this morning.

Good day to grill some bananas. A little Gosling's dark rum (Kraken, anyone?)

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