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Soft Fruit in Vodka    Veg   CD     ACC


Vegetarian  Fruit  Cold   Accompaniment   Conserve  Preserve  Preserves  Preserving



450g/1lb Soft Fruit, e.g.  Raspberries, Blackcurrants, 

Redcurrants, Strawberries, Loganberries, Blackberries

175g/6oz Caster Sugar





1. Prepare the jars (see notes below).


2. In a large bowl, toss the fruit in the sugar until well coated. Set aside for 2 hours.


3. Fill the jars with the fruit then top up with the vodka making sure the fruit is completely covered with alcohol (see notes below).


4. Cover seal and label (see notes below)


NB Can also be placed in a large deep glazed pottery jar with a wide neck.  Proceed as above but repeat the process, adding more fruit and alcohol every week and stirring well at every addition, until the container is full.


Notes:    See also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling fruit.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm to prevent the jars from cracking when the hot filling is added.

Filling the jars  Fill with the fruit to within 2.5cm/1 inch of the top. Pour over the preserving liquid (vinegar,  alcohol etc., to within 1cm/ inch of the top, making sure the fruit are completely covered with the liquid. Cover with a waxed disc (wax side down), Immediately  place a cellophane disc over the top then cover with a screw top lid.  


Storage Store in a cool dark place for 1 month before consuming..










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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

 See above

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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