Rum Soaked Raisins & Arthritis

Hi Grandma,


I am a grandma also and just recently found your web site and love it. I am in the process of trying the soaked raisins as I have arthritis. I am wondering though if the raisins need to be refrigerated or just left out. I obviously made more than 9 at one time. Thank you for taking the time to do this site and I look forward to hearing back from you,

Sincerely,

Alma Melan

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Nov 05, 2016
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Recipe NEW
by: Nana (Donna)

I did not know anything about this page. I like baking carrot cake. Using golden raisins is one item I haven't used since my very old recipe is from my mothers old 3x5 cards. Anyhow, l enjoy experimenting and this time I thought about plumping up the raisins with rum. I put the two together, they are soaking now.
I hope the cake turns out more flavorful. But had no idea that helping arthritis is a side effect that if works will be done plenty around our house. How often, and how much raisins and rum? Do they get eaten with rum or after soaking discard rum or just make a drink and eat the raisins together? I've also made rum soaked holiday cakes that are very tasty. Let's keep paying it forward. Donna

Jul 10, 2015
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What To Do With The Booze?
by: CC_Tx

Hi. I have been soaking raisins in rum for a few years now. I use the same bottle and started removing the raisins for use after the initial 6 month soak.

When I take the raisins out I just add more raisins and top off the bottle again. Now I take them out every 2 or 3 months and replace them with fresh raisins and top off with more rum.

I have noticed the rum has a pleasant fragrance and has become a rich color with some sediment in the bottle.

What can I do with the raisin flavored rum? Any ideas for recipes? The only thing I have considered doing is using the liquor to soak fruit cakes. But I can only hand out so many fruitcakes.

Any ideas would be welcomed. Thank you so much. Have a great day!

Jan 15, 2015
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rum soaked
by: Anonymous

I have raisins soaking in rum for 2 weeks now. Aren't they supposed to get big and round? They'r still all soggy and soft.

Oct 10, 2014
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Recipes
by: Patricia

Hi Bonnie,

I suppose you could try a few recipes, like cookies, but I doubt it would have the same medicinal benefit as simply eating the raisons. If you do decide to try them in a recipe let me know the outcome.

Grandma

Oct 09, 2014
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Recipe
by: Bonnie

can i put the rum soaked raisins in recipes?

Jun 22, 2011
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Soaked Raisons
by: Grandma

I'm so sorry to confuse you. You're right the recipe does call for gin. The reason I got mixed up is because Grandpa loves Rum soaked raisons, he don't like the taste of gin. Even though he did eat the gin soaked raisons when we first started taking the remedy. One day we just ran out of gin and he decided to try the rum we had and just stuck to it since. It seems to have the same medicinal benefit. As far as my advice goes, I'd start out with the gin simply because that's the original recipe. If you find it helps stick to it, if you want to experiement a little that's completly up to you.

Sorry for the confusion,

Grandma

Jun 22, 2011
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Rum vs Gin
by: Anonymous

I thought it was gin soaked rasins-is rum better?

Nov 06, 2010
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Arthritis & Raisons Soaked in Rum
by: Grandma

Hello Alma,

It's so nice to meet you. I just love meeting my sister grandmas. I'm so glad you found and enjoy visiting my website.

I just leave the rum soaked raisons in a sealed container on my kitchen counter. There is no need to refrigerate them. Like you, I always make a huge batch to let soak, I've found the longer they soak the more potent they get. Just one word of caution, watch out for grandpa, they seem to love the taste and end up snacking on them. :) Even though I started making grandpa his own container I'm forever chasing grandpa away from my rum raisons.

Grandma

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