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Title: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on October 25, 2012, 02:39:05 pm
Name of Recipe: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve

This made 3 small jars of jam and 1 small bottle of liqueur, the recipe was given to me by an old friend many years ago. Tonight was the first time I made this recipe in the TMX.

Ingredients:

Liqueur

500 grams strawberries
1/2 cup  sugar
1/2 cup gin

Hull strawberries and combine with gin and sugar, in a jar or glass bowl, cover and stand for 3 days, shake or stir gently several times to dissolve sugar.
After 3 days strain and bottle liquid, nice over ice cream.

Conserve

250 grams fresh strawberries
drained Strawberries from liqueur
190 grams sugar
2 teaspoons lemon rind  (I used 1 lemon)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (I used juice of 1 lemon)

Place all in TMX 100 degrees 40 minutes, speed 1, the last 10 minutes I cooked on Varoma. or until mixture reaches a spreadable consistency when cooled on a plate.  Pour into sterilised jars and seal.
 


Photos:

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Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 25, 2012, 04:20:19 pm
Looks an amazing recipe Jen and just in time for Christmas Hampers  :-*  :-*
Is it me or is there a problem with the photo? It seems to have only half a picture. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cecilia on October 25, 2012, 04:42:18 pm
Lovely recipe, JeninWA.  Thanks for sharing.

CC, there is a slider below the pic.  Move it across and you can see it all.  :)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 25, 2012, 05:36:25 pm
I can see all the photo now,thanks.
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Post by: judydawn on October 25, 2012, 11:17:46 pm
Yum, I am so going to be making this Jen.  My bottle of gin rarely gets used.  Tell me, how would one drink a strawberry liqueur - neat or mixed with something.  Agree with you CC, great for Christmas hampers.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on October 26, 2012, 12:15:02 am
I will try some liqueur tonight and let you know JD, :)
The half cup of gin and strawberry juice and sugar made about a cup and a half.
I was thinking maybe some soda water or straight.
It's nice over ice cream that I can remember. :)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on October 26, 2012, 12:25:17 am
Well with that quantity, using a nice maple syrup bottle would be a nice way to gift it.  2 batches would fill 3 bottles.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: KarenH on October 26, 2012, 01:32:47 am
This sounds great Jen!  Do you think vodka would work too?
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Post by: cookie1 on October 26, 2012, 10:35:09 am
Jen I cant wait to get home and try this.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on October 26, 2012, 12:36:22 pm
This sounds great Jen!  Do you think vodka would work too?
Karen I was wondering the same as I don't like the taste of gin.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: meganjane on October 26, 2012, 01:41:45 pm
Looks delish!

I recently saw a bottle of Strawberry Sweet Chilli Sauce on a friend's bench. I was wondering about a recipe for this.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: consumerate on October 27, 2012, 04:12:49 am
This sounds great Jen!  Do you think vodka would work too?
Karen I was wondering the same as I don't like the taste of gin.

I've done something very similar with vodka and it worked well.  I didn't make jam with the leftover strawberries though.  Now I think that I should have!

All I did for the strawberry vodka was lightly coat about 500g of strawberries with sugar and then pour over vodka (big coffee jar or something works).  Turned it every day for about two weeks (until the colour all came out of the strawberries) and then strained the liquid off.  Was really nice straight or with soda water or in any sort of cocktail.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: consumerate on November 04, 2012, 02:53:17 am
I made this, with a few modifications.  Overall a success with some lessons learnt.

So, for the liquor part I used:
250g punnet of strawberries wit the tops chopped off
250ml gin
4 heaped dessert spoons of sugar

soak for 6 days in a 500ml preserving jar and shake gently everyday
after the soak drain the liquid through coffee filter paper (this is long and slow but worth it for the beautifully clear liquid)
I strained the liquid into a crystal head vodka bottle which looked pretty cool!  I think I got about 350ml of liquor.
Note: Do not freeze.  I put mine in the freezer overnight and it froze.  Moved it to the fridge and it is fine in there.


for the conserve i used:
drained strawberries from above (minus a few that were taste tested)
120g sugar
50g packet of jamsetta (this is way too much!)
juice of 1 lemon

cooked at 100c for 30 minutes then varoma for 10 minutes.

Made a lovely tasting conserve but it is far too solid.  Would be ideal if you needed the jam to be a very firm shape.  When I make it again I think I'll leave out the jamsetta all together.  Then perhaps try and find a happy medium.

With all things that I preserve, I boiled the jar for 10 minutes and left it to cool in the saucepan.  I do this to make sure that I get a good vacuum seal.

Highly recommend that everyone tries some sort of variation of strawberries soaked in white spirits.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: goldfish on November 04, 2012, 03:45:54 am
Well with that quantity, using a nice maple syrup bottle would be a nice way to gift it.  2 batches would fill 3 bottles.

What a great idea, JD-  Will have to rescue bottles from the recycling!!! Thanks for that!! :D :-*
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: KarenH on November 06, 2012, 10:22:13 am
What a great idea this is Jeninwa!! 

I made the sauce using vodka instead of gin, then I used the soaked strawberries to make Teninas vanilla and strawberry jam (FFS) and added in a punnet of fresh strawberries - and it worked just great! 

The sauce is just glorious.  I can see this being made again and again

Thanks for a great recipe!
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2012, 10:31:26 am
When you soak the strawberries & gin/vodka, do you refrigerate it, leave it on the bench or in a dark cupboard?
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on November 06, 2012, 10:35:44 am
JD I just left mine on the bench, I covered the bowl with a shower cap. The cheap ones from the $2.00 shop. Lol
I had been meaning to post to say that the liqueur is nice with ice, but I have been enjoying it with lemonade. I must make some more.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on November 06, 2012, 10:37:35 am
So glad you liked it Karen, must try Tenina's recipe next time.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2012, 10:43:34 am
Thanks Jen, must get stuck into making some for Christmas gifts.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on January 21, 2013, 04:50:23 am
I've made a few batches of this recipe.  The first was a single batch as per the recipe followed by the conserve.

The second batch I made strawberry fruity dream from the EDC instead of conserve.  Because of the alcohol, the fruity dream leftovers are easy to remove from the freezer container but it is a little strong (certainly no good for children) so perhaps half fresh/half soak strawberries would work better.

My last lot made was a double batch (by now you can probably tell that I love the strawberry liqueur :-))) and once again froze the strawberries after they had done their job.  I've now used them in this recipe I'd made before from Chookie (it's in topic 6628.0).  I doubled the recipe and ended up with a 1.5 litre container full to the brim with some leftover that wouldn't fit into the ice-cream maker. You would think it would be quite scoopable with all those vodka soaked strawberries but it still is quite a firm ice-cream.  I serve with a sprinkle of Strawberry liqueur.

Magic Strawberry Icecream
1 1/2 cups of hulled strawberries. (I used half vodka infused strawberries and 1/2 fresh)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
30g white chocolate chips
1 dessertspoon of vodka  (I used the Strawberry liqueur)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt
1  1/4 cups of whipping cream

Whip cream to soft peaks,  set aside.   No need to wash out bowl
Zap strawberries to a pulp.  Should give  3/4 of cup,  set aside .  No need to wash bowl
Add con. milk,chocolate chips, vanilla and vodka to bowl.with salt.  Mix and heat until chocolate melts.
Cool for 10 mins and fold in Strawberry mash and 1/3 of the cream.
Pour over remaining cream in bowl.  Fold in by hand to combine.
Freeze in air tight container until firm.  Minimum of 6 hours.  (Churned for 40 mins in Ice-cream maker then placed in the freezer to firm up)
If not eating immediately,  place glad wrap on surface of ice cream.



Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on January 23, 2013, 05:08:36 am
Clever Judy. I love the jam this makes and I just tried the strawberry gin, even though it is only 1 pm. I love it very much. Such a rich beautiful flavour. I won't be putting it on icecream at all, just down the hatch. I love it even more than my Mandarincello   
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on February 08, 2013, 06:57:25 am
I tried this again yesterday, OMG it has improved so much. I could almost sit down and drink a glass full but I would be under the table. I will be buying duty free gin next trip OS.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: KarenH on February 08, 2013, 08:44:04 am
Do you mix the strawberry gin with anything cookie, or do you drink it straight?
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on February 08, 2013, 10:26:41 am
I think cookie drinks it straight, I mix mine with lemonade, going to try it straight next time. :)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on February 08, 2013, 11:43:58 am
Yes I drink it straight, like a liqueur   Very very nice.
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Post by: Frozzie on February 08, 2013, 09:18:28 pm
Oh yum... Another to add to the list..
Title: Re: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Thermesa on August 31, 2013, 11:04:57 am
5 punnets of strawberries in the fridge. A project for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on September 01, 2013, 07:04:34 am
My friend made the liqueur as a gift, when bottling added some of the strawberries.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on September 02, 2013, 06:38:59 am
I bought a heap of strawberries on the weekend and have been thinking seriously about making some more of this. Jeninwa you have set me on the way to more wickedness. :D :D
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on September 02, 2013, 07:39:13 am
Wickedness in a bottle 😀😀😀
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on September 02, 2013, 01:05:02 pm
It is really delicious. I'm so glad you shared it.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on September 02, 2013, 01:10:32 pm
I love it too and made quite a few batches last summer.  It makes a great gift.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: kinta on September 02, 2013, 01:23:44 pm
Hi all, how long would this keep for? Could I make a few now, while strawberries are cheep and give as Xmas gifts?
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on September 02, 2013, 01:38:40 pm
I'm sure you could kinta but once you taste it yourself, it might disappear before Christmas.  I made mine in October last year for gifts I think.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on September 03, 2013, 06:29:37 am
I just finished off the last of my last years batch the other day. I nearly forgot about it! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: kinta on September 03, 2013, 11:28:15 am
Thanks for your replies, I have some strawberries I might try this out with, but only have vodka - but will give it a whirl.
Cheers
Angela
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 03, 2013, 11:48:42 am
Just bought the strawberries to do this ;D
Update.All macerating in the bowl.
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/d3fecf9f6768f7b2daf7fe98b1a4623a.jpg)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Thermesa on September 06, 2013, 12:40:08 am
I'm testing the strawberries and the syrup every day. I was worried as I added extra gin so the strawberries were covered but didn't add extra sugar. I like the balance though, not too sweet. Thinking of freezing the strawberries and adding them to my summer gin and tonic!
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on September 06, 2013, 02:07:42 am
I'm testing the strawberries and the syrup every day. I was worried as I added extra gin so the strawberries were covered but didn't add extra sugar. I like the balance though, not too sweet. Thinking of freezing the strawberries and adding them to my summer gin and tonic!

That's a great idea freezing the strawberries.
Can never add too much gin :)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Wonder on September 06, 2013, 03:11:27 am
Think I might get some strawberries tomorrow and try this, I have a big bottle of Gin I've never even opened.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on September 06, 2013, 06:05:20 am
It will be worth it Wonder. It improves over time. I forgot about mine for several months, but when I tasted it WOW an amazing flavour.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Thermesa on September 07, 2013, 10:58:24 am
One lovely bottle of botrytis gets another life as my strawberry liqueur. It's in the fridge but is that necessary?

My strawberries are frozen in 15 cubes of lime juice (nearly halfway through my lime stash) and the rest made into 2 jars of jam with 350g fresh strawberries and lime not lemon.

DH was appalled at the tang of my jam (why isn't it sickly sweet, did you add sugar?). I mentioned the lime but made no mention of the gin ; )!
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: faffa_70 on September 08, 2013, 12:58:04 am
After talking about this with Jen and Cookie over our coffee, I bought strawberries and gin on the way home yesterday to make this .. off to the kitchen now. You ladies are leading me astray lol
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on September 08, 2013, 01:32:20 am
One lovely bottle of botrytis gets another life as my strawberry liqueur. It's in the fridge but is that necessary?

I've always kept mine in the fridge Thermesa, not sure what the others do though.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 08, 2013, 01:42:22 pm
Finished making this today.Two little bottles of liqueur and a jar and a "bit" of strawberry liqueur conserve.
 (http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/cc4f9145c03af79624e4f7a2763398f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on September 08, 2013, 02:56:44 pm
Nice bottle CC, I'd be over for a drink if I lived nearby.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 08, 2013, 04:41:51 pm
Nice bottle CC, I'd be over for a drink if I lived nearby.
You would be very welcome Judy. :-* ;D
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Wonder on September 08, 2013, 11:52:12 pm
Looks great CC, I really need to make this while Strawberries are a little cheaper.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 09, 2013, 12:07:16 pm
Can I use brown sugar for this?
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Post by: cookie1 on September 09, 2013, 12:31:54 pm
I'm not sure, do you think it would affect the colour?
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Post by: judydawn on September 09, 2013, 01:04:26 pm
I think it would cookie. I'd use white for sure.
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Post by: jeninwa on September 09, 2013, 01:06:50 pm
As cookie and JD said white sugar for this recipe.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Thermesa on September 15, 2013, 07:29:00 am
This jam reminded me of breakfast at club med New Caledonia in 1986. I've been trying to recreate that memory for a long time now.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: faffa_70 on September 15, 2013, 08:21:05 am
Can I use brown sugar for this?

I used raw sugar to make mine as I only have that or rapadura in my house. It turned out fine. Will take a picture and post. Haven't made the jam just yet - no time! Have frozen the strawberries through  ;)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: faffa_70 on September 15, 2013, 08:26:53 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/15/egygete6.jpg)

There MAY be a small amount missing from one bottle lol
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: kinta on September 16, 2013, 03:33:22 am
Hi all, just thought I would pop back and report that I have made two batches of the Strawberry Liquer and Conserve, one with Vodka and one with Gin.

Each batch made three each of the small liquer bottles (I must measure how much these hold) and three + a small sample pot for myself of the Conserve. I used raw sugar both times.

The pic is one I have packaged up for a gift. First time attaching a pic - hopefully it works ok.

I think I like the gin liquer better and have only tasted the gin version of the Conserve yummy (your right, I want to keep it all to myself and not share)

Am already thinking of what other fruit I could do the same process with, have in my head that I would really like to try pineapple with Malibu.

Thanks for a great recipe, that makes for a perfect gift set.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: judydawn on September 16, 2013, 04:26:30 am
Your gift recipient will be thrilled to bits kinta, they look gorgeous.
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Post by: goldfish on September 16, 2013, 07:14:00 am
They do indeed look gorgeous!!!! A very special gift indeed!!!
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Post by: cookie1 on September 16, 2013, 08:11:24 am
Only a small bit missing!

All the photos look delicious.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 23, 2013, 03:19:01 am
Oops totally forgot about straining the strawberries after three days. It's nine days now. Throw away?
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Post by: Thermesa on September 23, 2013, 11:38:52 am
No absolutely not. You must taste the liqueur first. If you think it should be a waste to bottle it, consume it all and declare to those concerned that you have to start again.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 23, 2013, 12:56:46 pm
Haha! Thanks
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Post by: cookie1 on September 24, 2013, 06:33:30 am
I'm sure it probably even tasted better. :D
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 24, 2013, 08:48:10 pm
It does! I think all up they sat for 10 days :) now to use up the strawbs. I've put them in the freezer for now. May make a nice daiquiri.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 25, 2013, 08:41:15 pm
I made strawberry icecream with the leftover strawberries and a dash of liqueur. Now to churn it! :)
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Post by: cookie1 on September 26, 2013, 01:23:05 pm
It sounds lovely.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: jeninwa on September 26, 2013, 01:25:41 pm
I made strawberry icecream with the leftover strawberries and a dash of liqueur. Now to churn it! :)


Will be interested to hear how it turns out, loving what everyone is doing with this recipe.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 27, 2013, 08:38:54 pm
It is beautiful! Love still getting bits of flesh through the ice cream. Winner!
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Post by: cookie1 on September 28, 2013, 12:14:44 pm
Did it effect the icecream freezing at all?
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Post by: judydawn on September 28, 2013, 01:02:36 pm
On page 2 Cookie you will see where I also made ice-cream from the soaked strawberries and I was surprised the ice-cream set as hard as it did.   I've since found out that any ice-cream kept in the freezer section of my fridge is far more scoopable than that which is kept in the stand alone freezer so now all ice-cream is in the fridge freezer.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 28, 2013, 02:12:49 pm
Thanks Judy. I'm afraid I rarely go back to read things unless I am making a new recipe. Too much to read going forwards.  :D
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on September 28, 2013, 09:18:30 pm
It's delicious cookie. I used probably just under 1/4 cup of liqueur. I made 2l of icecream. Added an additional egg to my ice cream recipe and used mainly cream.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 28, 2013, 11:53:16 pm
Dont know why I still havrnt made this.. Better get onto it as just buying jats and bottles for christmas gifts :) love strawberry anything... Will also try the strawberry liqueur icecream in my machine...
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Wonder on October 25, 2013, 03:19:50 am
I made a half batch of this a few weeks ago and froze the strawberries so think I might get some more strawberries on the weekend and give Judy's ice cream a go in the new ice cream maker.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Frozzie on October 26, 2013, 09:35:33 am
Made this the other week.. Left it about a week though instead of a few days as made it at mum and dads then it travelled home with us and sat a few days as I got too busy... Froze the strawberries and liqueur in fridge yet to taste as keep forgetting about it and im not a huge drinker... Made with a kilo of strawberries i picked with the kids at a local strawberry farm on the sunshine coast.. Will have to taste tonight :D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 26, 2013, 01:44:09 pm
Ooo this is soooo nice... Love :)

I made mine with gin and freshly picked strawberries... Perfect

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/26/e9anu5e4.jpg)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Thermesa on September 05, 2014, 11:03:08 pm
A few weeks ago I found a jar of macerating strawberries hiding in the back of my fridge. I ate a dozen domes of deliciousness while watching mindless Telly and got a bit merry!
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Post by: cookie1 on September 08, 2014, 06:11:00 am
Sounds like great fun.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 27, 2015, 10:34:53 am
Bumping up for Marina. I think I will make some more too as it is so lovely.
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 27, 2015, 06:29:03 pm
Thanks for the bump, Cookie.  Must now try to organise myself to make some for Xmas gifts.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 28, 2015, 12:41:54 am
It takes a while to mature, but is so very, very tasty then. Have fun.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 02, 2015, 11:50:57 am
I made this today after having my strawberries soaking for 3 days. The liqueur needs a while to mature. The last lot I made was excellent.
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Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2015, 11:55:32 am
I love this one cookie - great for hampers.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 02, 2015, 07:55:44 pm
My strawberries have been macerating for 4 days now, not sure whether to leave them for another few days or make the conserve today.

I made Skinnymixer's Health by Chocolate yesterday and spooned a small portion of the liqueur over that ... delicious!! (but perhaps had I held off for another week it would have been nicer?)
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Post by: spersephone on November 02, 2015, 09:26:33 pm
This looks wonderful, but my 7 year old daughter adores strawberries, and would eat/drink it all!
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Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2015, 12:32:19 am
It's a bit potent for her. She could have the jam and you the liqueur.

I find it tastes even better after being in the fridge for a few weeks. It loses the 'rawness'.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cuilidh on December 18, 2017, 10:46:35 pm
I am about to make some of this but only have rapadura sugar on hand at the moment - I am not wanting to buy a bag of white sugar just for this.  I guess the colour would be muddier, but other than that, do you think rapadura would work or should I resort to white sugar.

It is about time this great recipe was bumped again, anyway.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: djinni373 on December 19, 2017, 01:41:33 am
Oh dear! I think I may regret seeing this  :-)) Strawberries and gin are now on the shopping list lol

Marina I saw earlier in the post that Faffa has made this using raw sugar.

I wouldn't use rapadura for this as it will make it look very muddy, and it will change the flavour slightly. Learnt this the hard way. I one used rapadura in lemon butter and regretted it. It looked unappetising and didn't taste right. Will be interested to see what you decide.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 19, 2017, 11:28:32 am
I still have a small bottle of this in the fridge. After several months it is even better.
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 19, 2017, 08:10:41 pm
I still have a small bottle of this in the fridge. After several months it is even better.
Gosh, it's lasted that long - how did that happen?

Thanks, Gayle, I thought that would be the result with rapadura - I'm off to buy white sugar today.  You won't regret making this, it is really easy and very rewarding ;)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: djinni373 on December 20, 2017, 02:36:10 am
You are welcome Marina  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2017, 11:46:57 am
I will be honest, I forgot it was there!
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Post by: djinni373 on December 30, 2017, 12:14:53 am
Love this. So easy and so good! A little splash of liqueur in sparkling mineral water with ice is lovely (i'm not a fan of sweet drinks) and the jam is fabulous! Thanks for bumping this one Marina  :)
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: djinni373 on January 11, 2018, 08:21:01 am
I'm making this again. DS24 appeared with a bottle of gin asking me to make some more liqueur and jam :D
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on January 11, 2018, 08:37:41 am
I've been adding a largish dash to my soda water. It is delicious.
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: Cuilidh on January 11, 2018, 08:45:08 pm
I've been using the strawberries in Eton Mess over the holidays - adding a splash of the liquor in as well = lots of happy guests!
Title: Re: Strawberry Liqueur Conserve
Post by: cookie1 on January 12, 2018, 01:02:28 am
Yummy!