Christmas is a-creepin’ closer, folks.
Time to start desperately searching for a creative, thoughtful, personal yet inexpensive gift for each of your family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
Bloody nora, that sounds stressful.
Fret not, friends.
I present to you the perfect…well, present.
I am a huge, huge fan of edible gifting.
Something made by your own fair hands it a hundred times more personal than that gift set from Boots.
And, most of the time, it winds up being cheaper.
Whilst your foodie gift doesn’t have to be of the festive persuasion, I think it’s a pretty sweet idea to include a little Christmassy tipple.
Even if you’re not a fan of brandy (I’m not), I’ll wager you’ll like this boozy compote.
Just enough to give it a little kick, but not so much that it’ll knock your Christmas socks off.
If you want to skip the booze, though, simply swap it out for orange juice instead.
A jar of this, maybe some of my Homemade Applesauce and a little bag of this Popcorn (or maybe this one) and you have yourself a lovely little hamper that your friends and family will really appreciate.
- 350 g frozen cherries
- 2 Tbsp granulated sweetener
- 120 ml brandy (1/2 cup) (sub. for orange juice)
Pop the cherries and brandy into a non-stick saucepan and set over a medium-low heat.
Stir in the sweetener and bring to a gentle simmer.
Allow to simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes
Using a slotted spoon, remove the cherries from the liquid and set aside.
Continue to simmer the liquid for a further 5-10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
Stir in the cherries and pop into sterilised jars.
Seal and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 110 / Protein: 1g / Carbohydrate: 11g / Fat: 0g
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