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Rumtopf anyone?

Rumtopf - Betty 4.5 litres - CeramicA what? I hear you ask.

Well, a Rumtopf, which literally means rum pot, is actually a German dessert, which is traditionally eaten at Christmas time.  It is a  mixture of various fruits, rum and sugar. This is placed in a large stoneware pot which is known as a Rumtopf, where it is matured for several months.

After this time, the fruit will be very soft and saturated with rum. Making your own rumpot is easy and not bound by a strict recipe.

A Rumtopf is traditionally set up in the spring, and left in a a cool dark place, after which different ripe fruits are added to it over the summer months as they come into season.

The fruit is preserved in the rum ready to be eaten in the winter, when the Rumtopf has matured.

Typical fruits used include berries, plums, apricots and cherries.  In fact most fruits can be used, just use your imagination. Try strawberries, cherries, raspberries, black- and redcurrants, apricots, peaches, prunes, grapes, pears, apples, pineapples.

It is delicious served with ice cream or waffles. Pop the fruit into a glass of cheap bubbly for even more fun.

They make superb unusual gifts. Ideal for Father’s Day.
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