A few weeks ago, I came across a rumtopf pot in a charity shop. I’d been keeping an eye out for one, and there it was in an unobjectionable colour for £1.50 (bargain when you compare to prices on ebay).
I have a feeling people only ever make a rumtopf once – whether this is because the results are not good, it was a present that they felt obliged to try, or the hangover too painful to repeat, I have not established, so in the interests of research, I am obliged to give it a go. Besides I like liqueurs and this ia another way to store fruit without using up freezer space.
The idea is you layer fruit in the pot as it comes into season, along with sugar and rum, starting in June with strawberries, and eating the boozy fruit and drinking the resulting liquor come thingymas. And now it is June (already?!) and I have strawberries.. time to start.
So I shall keep a little record of what has gone in – on the off-chance it is actually nice, I shall want to repeat it. So far 400g of strawberries, hulled, 200g of white sugar and a bottle (70cl) of cheap dark rum.