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Article: Will the REAL sugarplum please do a pirouette?: My Family''s Version

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eskarp
Albuquerque, NM

December 14, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #7368319

My mother always contended, though on what authority I have no idea, that a sugarplum was a prune stuffed with almond paste---marchpane to you Elizabethans---and one blanched almond, which was then rolled in superfine granulated sugar and set aside to "age" a bit in a sealed tin. Now that I think of it, the prunes were thoroughly basted with rum before they were sugar coated and a rum soaked piece of cheesecloth put in the tin with them, draped over the prunes. Authentic? Who knows---but they were sure good.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 14, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #7368563

Fascinating! I've never heard of anything like that. Thank you for sharing that with us. I wonder where she for the idea? Very interesting!
huckleberry6
Eagle Point, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 16, 2009
6:01 AM

Post #7373271

Yumm! I am going to experiment making my own sugarplums. I am going to use some English damson plum jam and Japanese plum wine. If it comes out good, I will let you know. =^..^=

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 16, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #7374858

Oh, please do! I would love to hear your results...
huckleberry6
Eagle Point, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 28, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #8281325

Talk about procrastination...I haven't bought the jam yet. I'll put it on the to-do list. Loved seeing this article again. Thanks!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2010
11:51 AM

Post #8282188

You have about 360 days ... unless you wanted it to age, that is. :-)
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #8284339

Carrie, 360 days sounds about right for aging in some brandy.
Vickie
love the article.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2010
9:35 AM

Post #8284952

Yes, I agree. Hi, Vickie!!! Thanks for your generous comment!

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