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Enchanted Berries Recipe

Enchanted Berries Recipe

This dish is sheer elfin magic when served after dark on a midsummer’s night. The flickering of its mysterious violet-blue flames reminds us of winged creatures glimmering in the shadows just beyond our reach.

You will not believe how easy it is to make this gorgeous dessert, and children of all ages find it completely enchanting.

3 cups fresh berries, room temperature or warmer
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup brandy, cognac, or dark rum, at room temperature or warmer
Yogurt or whipped cream (optional topping)

1. Place the berries in a flameproof chafing dish or bowl and sprinkle with brown sugar.

2. Pour the alcohol over the berries. Cover the dish or bowl for a moment, then uncover and light the fumes close to the berries carefully with a match.

3. Watch the magic flames breathlessly until they’re gone then serve the berries with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream, if desired.

Serves 6.

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Adapted from “Witch in the Kitchen” by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Cait Johnson. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions Press.
Adapted from “Witch in the Kitchen” by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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6:05AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank you Cait, for Sharing this!

10:50AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

thanks for info

8:06AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

11:46PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Great article, thank you!

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11:07AM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

sounds interetesting, thanks.

6:10AM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

Thank you

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Cannot stop catalogs, I tried- recycle them.

This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

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