"...and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob!"- A Christmas Carol. Did you ever wonder what he was talking about? This is the recipe he sent in a letter to a friend, so I have kept the ingredients the same. However, I have begun playing around with it, reducing the port and juice, because I find the flavors a bit overwhelming.
My Private Note
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- 1Wash the fruit and bake it on a foil lined baking sheet until it becomes pale brown, turning once.
- 2Heat a large earthenware bowl and add the fruit. Stud each fruit with five cloves.
- 3Add the sugar and the red wine, and store covered in a warm place for about a day.
- 4Squeeze the fruit to extract the juice, and strain into a saucepan.
- 5Add the port and warm thoroughly, but don't boil.
- 6Serve in heated glasses.
- 7Note: There are many suggestions for variations in this recipe, including the addition of star anise and cinnamon sticks.
- 8There was also a suggestion to bring the mix to a boil, simmer for an hour, and add brandy, brown sugar and orange juice.
Nutritional Facts for Smoking Bishop
Serving Size: 1 (214 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 217.9
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 8.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 16.1 g
- Protein 0.6 g
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