Saturday, November 22, 2008
In preparation for Christmas, I'm making apple butter today. I also have a huge pot of olive oil infusing with garlic and chili peppers. As of yet, I can't see how the apple butter is going to turn out (it has to be cooked for 10-12 hours), but the oil infusion is coming along nicely. There is a gorgeous aroma coming from the pot.
To make the infusion, I used 5 litres of olive oil. To this I added three diced chili peppers and a chopped head of garlic (skin and all -- no need to worry about peeling). I heated the lot over medium heat for about an hour and am now letting it cool. Once it's gone cold, I'll strain the oil to remove all the bits and then pour it into pretty bottles.
Later today, I'll get the vanilla sugar going. It should be lovely by Christmas.
Posted by gracefruit at 12:01 PM