You will need
- - a sieve or colander;
- - dish;
- - alcohol;
- - wine;
- - glass container.
When buying raisins give preference to fruits with a matte and dark surface. Golden amber berries, so appetizing in appearance, in fact, treated with sulfur antihydrogen. This preservative is approved for use by guests, however the benefits of raisins containing sulfur, it is highly dubious. The fruit light grape with the right drying turn dark brown, and blue varieties are black with a slight bluish tint. It is better to buy raisins with the stalks. The stems left on the berries, suggests that they have not been machined, and the skin remained intact.
Often raisins are processed with wax, different organic oils, wax - berries are not dry and do not stick together among themselves. Such components to form on the raisins resistant film, which can be removed only under the influence of the hot liquid. Heat water to a temperature of at least 60-70 degrees and rinse the raisins in it. The berries drain in a sieve or place in a colander. Then soak the raisins in a deep dish with warm water for 20-30 minutes. Remove the sieve with the fruit and let it drip off the liquid.
Raisins intended for desserts or baking, you can soak in a weak alcoholic solution. This procedure will help to restore the fruits of the humidity level and give them a pleasant aroma. Mix the cleaned warm water with alcohol in a ratio of one liter of water 25-30 grams of alcohol. Put the raisins in the solution for 30-40 minutes. Drain berries in a sieve to let drain excess water. Then place the berries in a glass container and pour the wine or rum so that the amount of alcohol does not exceed the amount of raisins. For complete impregnation, leave the fruit for 6-8 hours, periodically stirring the solution.
Raisins, filled with wine, is kept in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. Before using take a small amount of berries from the container and place them in a thin layer on a sieve. Wait until drain leftover wine, and let the berries dry.