|Kumquat Brandied Fruit|
Our "slow food" task today uses the timing of the Winter Solstice to create Brandied Kumquats.
They're easy to make, look great and make nice little gifts. Here's how: Sterilise jars with hot water, fill with pierced kumquats, add spices, I used cinnamon, vanilla, cardamons and star anise, add some sugar, depending on the size of your jar, these small jars have a tablespoon or so and fill the jar to the top with brandy.
Now for the hard bit, they will not be ready until the Summer Solstice. So keep in a cool dark spot and shake regularly to dissolve the sugar.
They will make great little Christmas gifts and can be used in deserts.