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Sloedrops

21 December, 2008

You need:

  • Dark chocolate, melted
  • Sloes soaked in gin
  • Caster sugar in a bowl
  • A homebrew sloe stoner (that is, a cherry stoner and a carefully scrubbed 10mm washer from the mysterious tin full of washers in your Dad’s shed. Sloes are smaller than cherries.)
  • A tall container filled with ice cold water

Stone the sloes and roll them in the sugar, then cover with melted chocolate and drop one at a time into the water* so that they cool spherically. When the chocolate has hardened, fish them out, dry and dust with icing sugar.

*from a few inches above the water’s surface, trying to avoid existing sloedrops, bits of chocolate, icecubes, the side of the jar… sounds easy, right?

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3 comments

  1. I, um, think it probably isn’t easy. But they sound *amazing*.


  2. My oh my. Fruit, cleverness, alcohol, chocolate, science, and icing sugar – are you sure this is legal?

    Uh, ok, are the results postable then? 😉


  3. […] involve water. They are right: although the shot-tower-inspired technique was more fun, dropping sloedrops onto boring old greaseproof paper gave better […]



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