20 May Fruit & Bottling
What do you do when you have loads of pears & plenty of left-over reds? Get out the Vacola jars and do some old-fashioned bottling. Our beurre bosc pear tree was loaded with fruit this year, so we made the most of by preserving the pears in a spiced red wine syrup (with star anise & cinnamon sticks). Once they have been bottled they can be stored for months and we have instant desert – beautiful on top of chocolate almond cake (finish with a chocolate glaze) mmmm!