I certainly didn't need this, but after lusting after it for several years, I finally succumbed to temptation and ordered it. I don't use it often, but do use it once or twice a year and it is always a big hit. While the sugar is burning, it is a spectacular sight! The resulting wine punch is delicious, too, and I keep any "leftovers" in the refrigerator to pour into a mug and zap in the microwave. Unfortunately, there is seldom any leftover! In fact, I usually have to have a back-up batch because everyone wants more!
I have also used the set-up, without the tong, to serve hot cider or other things. Love it!
APS Hot Pot Feuerzangenbowle Set (Free Ground Shipping)
APS Hot Pot Feuerzangenbowle complete
DescriptionTraditional German Feuerzangenbowle set: A large Sugar Cone (dipped in Rum) is placed on the tong and lit. As the Rum-soaked Sugar Cone melts, it drips into your punch to add a wonderful, one-of-a-kind flavor. Turn your lights down low when the Sugar Cone is lit for a visually impressive focal point.
- Glass bowl is oven-proof, fire-proof and microwave safe
- Bowl holds 4 Liters (approximately 16 cups) and the set stands approximately 10 inches high, 13 inches wide and 10 inches deep
- Includes 5 Pieces (removable glass bowl, chrome stand with tea light holder, stainless steel lid, ladle and fire tong)
- Complimentary sugar cone included
- Not just for the Christmas and New Year Holidays, can be used all year long for serving soup, gravy, hot drinks and punches
Description in German
- Feuerzangenbowle set mit ofenfester Glas-Schüssel mit Stövchen, Edelstahldeckel inkl. Feuerzange und Schöpfkelle
- Gratis Zuckerhut beigefügt
- Fassungsvermögen ca. 4 Liter
- Vielseitig einsetzbar: für Suppen, Sossen, heisse Getränke
- Feuerfest und spülmaschinengeeignet
Chef Uwe of the GermanDeli Test Kitchen shows how to make a German "Fire Punch" or, as it's called in Germany: Feuerzangenbowle. This hot wine punch is wonderful for all special occasions, but especially during the cold weather holiday season. It's a great way to warm up a gathering of friends and family on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Turn the lights down and light the sugar cone and listen to the "oohs and aahs"!
2 bottles of Merlot or Burgundy wine (a dry red wine might be too bitter)
4 thin slices of orange with the peel on
4 thin slices of lemon with the peel on
Juice of 2 fresh oranges
Juice of 2 fresh lemons
½ tsp fresh orange rind
½ tsp fresh lemon rind
4 Cinnamon sticks
1 sugar cone (Zuckerhut): http://www.germandeli.com/norzuc.html
1 cup (approximately) of Rum (must be 151 proof Rum, or it won't flame)
1 heat and flame-proof Punch Bowl (ideally glass): http://www.germandeli.com/feuerzanges...
1 Stainless Steel Bridge, if not already part of your punch bowl set: http://www.germandeli.com/apszuckerza...
Long match or lighter
In a large pot add both bottles of wine and all ingredients except the sugar cone and the rum. Simmer the wine and fruit and spices over low heat for about 15 minutes. Don't boil the wine. The wine should be hot but not scalding. If you are using GermanDeli's flame/heat-proof glass punch bowl, carefully add the hot wine (with fruit, cinnamon, etc.) to the punch bowl. With your guests gathered around, place the punch bowl in a dimly-lit room. Light the candle below the punchbowl to help keep the wine warm. Place the stainless steel bridge across the top of the punch bowl. Unwrap the sugar cone and place it on the bridge. Slowly pour the 151-proof rum onto the cone, rotating the cone until it is soaked with the rum. Light the sugar cone with the match or lighter. The sugar cone will dissolve as the burning rum heats up the cone. The caramelized sugar will drip into the punch to sweeten it and the rum will enhance the flavor.
Alternatives: You may also buy a special seasoning packet http://www.germandeli.com/glhfix.html that will flavor the wine with cinnamon and citrus, if you don't want to use fresh fruit and cinnamon sticks. In that case, heat the wine and let the bag with spices simmer in the wine for about 15 minutes.
You may also mix 1 bottle of wine with 1 bottle of Schneefloeckchen http://www.germandeli.com/schneefloec... which is a non-alcohol drink with all the cinnamon and citrus tastes already in the bottle>
For those who prefer a non-alcohol drink use 2 bottles of Schneefloeckchen http://www.germandeli.com/schneefloec...
A perfect Wedding or Holiday Gift!
Most Helpful Reviews :
Wir haben dieses Set fÃ¼r eine Veranstaltung unseres Ã¶rtlichen Wirtschaftsvereins gekauft. Alle waren total hingerissen von unserer Feuerzangenbowle - und wir waren total hingerissen von dem tollen Kundenservice und dem superschnellen Versand bei GermanDeli. Vielen Dank!!!
Das ist doch etwas ganz Besonderes.
No New Year's Eve or Christmas Eve in Germany was ever complete without at least one Feuerzangenbowle. My German relatives loved the way the flame melted the sugar into the hot wine.If you are American and don't know about this, yet, you are in for a special treat. Be sure to order more than one Zuckerhut (sugar hat/sugar cone) because you'll want to make this punch for all special evenings.