Photo a day.....22nd May.
Here is my Rumtopf.....German for Rum Pot. I have had it many years and we love the fruit compote that emerges from it. Ideally it should be rum which you put in with the fruit, but we prefer it done with Brandy.
The principle of its use is to add the fruits when they are in season, with sugar and rum (brandy), layer by layer, until it is full. Then you leave it 3 or 4 months to steep, and then you have the most beautiful fruit/rum concoction to have with ice cream or any other way you want it.
I have just resurrected mine as it is time to start with the strawberries. We are getting enough now to begin the preserving of them.
Blueberries will follow, then the raspberries. Ooooh! Can't wait!
For more details you can look here http://www.germandeli.com/rumtopfrecipe.html