Black currant will make a delicious liqueur. Liquor came to Norway in the 16th century. At that time, the pharmacies were responsible for the sale, under the label “medicine for everything”. Initially it was imported, but soon Norwegians learned to produce it by fermentation of grain or potatoes and distillation. Making liqueurs for Christmas is a long tradition in many Norwegian families, including my own.
This recipe is taken from the book “Drink from Østfold”, published by Østfold Associated Country Women in 2007. If you start now, the liqueur will be finished well in advance of Christmas.
A delicious dessert recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost” (French Farmhouse Cooking) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980
A soufflé (French: [su.fle])is a baked egg-based dish originating from the early eighteenth century France. It is made with egg yolks and whipped egg white combined with various other ingredients and served as a tasty main course or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé comes from the French verb souffler which means ‘to breath’ or ‘to puff’.
A grand cake recipe found in “The Grand Grand Marnier Cookbook” by James Beard published in 1970
“I’m sure that most of us have enjoyed Grand Marnier after many a fine meal. But it’s a shame that we don’t enjoy it so often in our meals. I find Grand Mamier excellent for adding a little extra ‘grandeur’. I hope that you will enjoy my Grand Recipes as much as I enjoyed creating them” – James Beard
The girl who runs Revolutionary Pie writes: Bounce is made from sour cherries, sugar, and liquor such as brandy, rum, or whiskey. Martha’s recipe, which was found in her papers although not in her handwriting, called for brandy. This drink was one of George’s favorites. He even took it along on journeys — on a trip west in 1784, in search of a commercial waterway from the Atlantic to the Mississippi Valley, he packed canteens of Madeira, port, and bounce.
A somewhat strange liqueur recipe found onfood52.com
By taking just a few minutes to throw 3 ingredients in a jar, you can make rhubarb season stretch a little bit longer — and a killer after-dinner drink while you’re at it. We also see this mixed with sparkling water (or sparkling wine!) and sipped by the pool.
As a man coming from a family who have made homemade liqueur for well over a hundred years I must say I’m deeply skeptical to the rhubarb/sugar ratio in this recipe. 2 pounds rhubarb/0,7 pound sugar makes for a extremely tart liqueur, missing the sweetness most people associate with this sort of beverage. Even when making cherry liqueur (a berry a lot less tart than rhubarb) I use a fifty/fifty ratio. – Ted 😉
This recipe is from a program on the national Swedish television station. Like most tv stations around the world the Scandinavian ones are full of programs about food these days. I love both cooking and eating food so who am I to complain – Ted 😉