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National Brandied Fruit Day

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On October 20th each year, National Brandied Fruit Day is celebrated!

Brandied fruit first became popular around the Victorian era. During this time, it was discovered by adding brandy to fruit, it was the easiest way to make it last longer. Incidentally, this process was also a great way to harvest the taste of fruit, while creating a delicious dessert for adults.

Brandied fruit is created by soaking sweet fresh fruit in brandy, sugar, and spices. Often sitting for 30 days after preparation, this delicious treat is best used as a topping on desserts, such as pies or cakes. Interestingly, brandied fruit is used as a starter for Friendship Cake. Similar to the concept of a starter for sourdough bread, Friendship Cake takes time to prepare. However, once you’ve completed the process, you’re sure to enjoy one of the most delicious treats ever!

Sounds like something I might want to try.
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