Thursday, September 2, 2010

recipe number 33

Apple Blossom Punch
3 quarts bottled or canned apple juice
1 quart naturally carbonated soda water
1 quart vodka
combine apple juice and vodka in punch bowl. Chill.
Apple Blossom Ring
apple blossoms
apple tree leaves
apple blossom buds
1 dozen very small apples
select a ring mold slightly smaller in diameter that the top of punchbowl. Fill mold with about 1/2 cup of water. Arrange apple blossoms, buds and leaves to almost fill bottom of mold. Fill any spaces or holes with polished apples. Freeze mold until water laywer sets and hold added materials.  Add another shallow layer of water quickly fill inwith more apple blossoms etc, freeze.  Fill mold this way ending with a layer of lady apples partially in ice.  Refrigerate mold
To make apple cups, select evenly matched small apples that stand upight. Mark scallops with orange wood stick.  Cut along marks with sharp pointed knife as far into center as possible.  Grasp top of apple and twist slightly to remove this leaves the base in one piece. Hollow out apple to make shell about 1/2 inch thick. Brush apple with lemon juice to prevent rapid browning. When ready to serve, dip mold to rim in cold water.The ring will loosen immediately. Float in punch with prettiest side up. Add soda.

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