Kalyn invites us to Holyday Cooking with Herbs**06.10.2019. In keeping with the rules for Weekend Herb Blogging 26.09.2023 **, foodbloggers can submit any posts with a holiday recipe using herbs, plants, veggies and flowers. For me there is no Christmas cooking without raisins, currants or sultanas, but I never thought of the difference between them. I used them last year for the Make-ahead mulled wine cake, this year I already prepared Deep-filled Mince Pies with Mincemeat.
Sultana is a type of white, seedless grape of Turkish or Persian origin, the sultana grape. Sultanas are light and golden coloured. They are grown in Turkey, Australia and South Afrika. In the United States the sultana grape is cultivated under the name Thompson Seedless. Virtually all California raisins are produced from the sultana (or Thompson Seedless) grape, even those which, because of different drying processes, do not resemble the traditional sultana raisin. The term sultana is not commonly used to refer to any type of raisin in American English; as most American raisins are from sultana grapes, they are called simply raisins or golden raisins, according to colour. What cultural differences between the Old and the New World ;-).
Currants are a type of red, seedless grape, with black-brown to black-blue colour, the „Black Corinth/Currant“, lat. Vitis vinifera apyre. Its named after the Greek town Corinthia. They are not related to the currant berry in the ribes family.
And did you now, that dried grapes on the grape-vine are called in German Zibebe?
I used sultanas for the
Classic Christmas Chutney
A perfect gift and we’ll enjoy it with a festive meal.
Classic Christmas chutney is not the most obviously festive, seasonally indulgent, must-have foodstuff, but it is the cornerstone of Christmas pantry.
modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
total time: 4 hours
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