Alambic Brandy is brandy that is made from Alambic stills — the same type of stills as are used in making cognac. Many different types of grapes used in making Alambic, whereas Cognac is made only from a few grapes. Alambic is double-distilled, as Cognac is. The first producer in America was the Carneros Alambic…
Brandy extract is meant to give a brandy flavour without the cook having to use alcohol to get it. It gives a concentrated brandy flavour, which would otherwise require a much higher quantity of brandy when that amount of liquid wouldn’t be appropriate in a recipe. Most brandy extracts actually do contain, however, a very…
This recipe drew on ingredients from various parts of the British Empire: the flour from Canada, the brown sugar from Barbados, the orange (originally a Jaffa orange) from Palestine, dried and candied fruits from South Africa. Hence its name.
An old recipe, this is somewhat like a sweetened, flavoured bread pudding baked in a pie shell. Adapted from Mrs Beeton.
Make sure that, if the glasses you serve this in are thin, you give your guests a paper napkin to hold the glass with owing to the heat.
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