Friday, 30 September 2011

Quince brandy

Part of this year's crop was earmarked for this delicious and warming winter drink - well worth a try if you can get hold of quinces - you  only need a couple.
1/2 bottle brandy - any kind
1 1/2 - 2 quinces
spices - for this one I used star anise, vanilla  pod and cinnamon sticks

Wipe the quinces and cut them into quarters, or big chunks; place in a wide necked jar - Kilner or similar. Pour over brandy, add a little sugar ( I used 1 dessertspoonful, but add to taste), pop in the spices, seal the jar and shake. Leave in a cool dark place for a couple of months, shaking occasionally. Will be ready for Yule.


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