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Old 11-25-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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ISO Starting a rum pot recipe

A number of years ago I was given a starter "rum pot" which was non-alcoholic. Every two weeks you added fruit and sugar. The first week was a cup of cherries, 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cherry juice, two weeks later you added 1 cup of pineapple and 1 cup of sugar and two weeks after that you added 1 cup sliced peaches and 1 cup of sugar. Adding fruit followed the same order over the years. This mixture was in a glass jar with a loose fitting lid. You could never let the mixture get under 3 cups. I would like to know how to start the "rum pot" from scratch as I no longer have my original mixture. Does any one know how to start this? The mixture was used to make what was called a Rum Pot cake.

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Old 11-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to DC! :)
I have never heard of a Rum Pot before you mentioned so i can't help you but I'm sure someone will come along!
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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My mother may she rest in piece had a rum pot for years, But she took it with her to the grave, If I recall she added brandy to hers??
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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Well, Grandma was German and had a jar of Rumtopf (rum pot) every Christmas ... but only the adults got to eat it. I know Grandma would have never used rum or Brandy ... she would have never allowed it in the house. Now, I might be totally wrong - but doesn't the fruit naturally ferment over time even without added rum or brandy???

Anyway - here are some recipes that might help you get started:

rumtopf

non-alcoholic rumtopf

rum pot

non-alcoholic rum pot
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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A number of years ago I was given a starter "rum pot" which was non-alcoholic. Every two weeks you added fruit and sugar. The first week was a cup of cherries, 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cherry juice, two weeks later you added 1 cup of pineapple and 1 cup of sugar and two weeks after that you added 1 cup sliced peaches and 1 cup of sugar. Adding fruit followed the same order over the years. This mixture was in a glass jar with a loose fitting lid. You could never let the mixture get under 3 cups. I would like to know how to start the "rum pot" from scratch as I no longer have my original mixture. Does any one know how to start this? The mixture was used to make what was called a Rum Pot cake.
Hi Kimi, welcome! Are you going to make a cake with it? Do you have a recipe for the cake. I'm really interested in this - I need to boost my German menu a bit.

Thanks Michael for the starting links to this idea.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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that looks interesting, so u just keep adding fresh fruit to the old stuff?
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:01 PM   #7
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Kimi, thanks for reminding me about Rumtoph! Its years since I had one and as summer is nearly upon us here, and berries will be plentiful ( and cheaper) I will have one ready for Christmas.

Thanks!!
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:02 PM   #8
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Yes, you just keep adding fruit (every two weeks if needed) but I had gone as long as months before adding additional fruit. Depended on how often I made the cakes. I truly do not like fruit cake but this is somethingdifferent and has a wonderful flavor. I don't have the cake receipe in front of me but you use a boxed cake mix, and a pudding mix and the usual and about a cup or cup and a half of the fuit mix. It's awesome. I was fortunate enough to get a starter recipe for the rum pot last night so I am going to try it out and see how it goes.
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So you can't just like eat the fruit with icecream or anything? it has to go in a cake?
im thinking bout this, sounds good lol
we have tried to make cherries in grappa before, my godfather made the best ones.
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Rom, it can be served other ways besides with the cake. I serve it over ice cream and on pound cake. Good over plain cheesecake, too.
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