Thursday, January 14, 2010

~smoking bishop recipe~

~smoking bishop recipe~
"from christmas with Dickens"

5 sweet oranges, unpeeled
1 grapefruit, unpeeled
36 cloves
1/2 pound of sugar, more or less, to taste
2 bottles of strong red wine
1 bottle of ruby port

wash fruit and bake in moderate oven until golden brown, turn once
prick each piece of fruit with 6 cloves each
place into a warmed glass bowl
add the sugar and red wine
cover and leave over night in a warm place
squeeze the fruit into the wine and strain
add the bottle of port and heat, DO NOT BOIL!!!
pour into clean hot wine bottles, and stand in simmering water
keep hot to serve

serve in small, wine stemmed glasses half full

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