Monday, March 20, 2006

PLUM CORDIAL Recipe The Kentucky Housewife Lettice Bryan 1839


(c)The Kentucky Housewife Lettice Bryan, 1839.

Ripe plums
Brown sugar

Break up some fine ripe plums,
and boil them in a small quantity of water till soft,
adding the kernels from half of the plum seeds,
after bruising them.

Strain the liquid through a cloth,
and to each three quarts add two pounds and a half
of the best brown sugar.

Boil it up,
skim it, and cool it;
put in a quart of brandy to every three quarts of the syrup,
and bottle it for use.

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