Raspberry-Strawberry Rose Reduction
by Ellen Easton’s
Attention all non-cooks, if you can stir and boil water you can prepare a delicious treat for yourself. Give it a try!
Preparing homemade fruit reductions are easy and versatile, as depicted in my photo montage: Angel Food Cake, Ice Cubes, Goat Cheese, Brie Bite, Trifle, Frozen Toasted Almond Coconut Trifle Bite, Linzor Tea Sandwich, Raspberry Strawberry Rose Reduction, Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese, Bundt Cake, Frozen Fruit Crush, Frozen Fruit Crème Bombé. As well as a welcome addition to top your yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes or a fresh fruit cup.
Ellen Easton’s RASPBERRY-STRAWBERRY ROSE REDUCTION RECIPE
1 pint each fresh or frozen Raspberries and Strawberries
¼ Cup Rose Sugar
¼ Cup Edible Rosebuds
½ Cup Cooking Sherry (or water if no alcohol is preferred)
OPTIONAL: For a thicker version suitable to spread on toast or incorporate into baking, add 1 small envelope of Knox Gelatin.
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan on the stovetop over a medium heat. Bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to simmer over a low heat for 15 to 30 minutes until the liquid has been reduced leaving the fruit soft in texture. Emulsify into a pureè. Place into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to five days. Yields: 2 Cups.
Note: For thinner syrup add more liquid. Extract flavor enhancers may be substituted for the sugar according to taste. This formula lends itself to accommodate a variety of berries and other fruits.
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Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions(RED WAGON PRESS), an afternoon tea authority, lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included the Waldorf=Astoria, the Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman. Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.