HP stands for Houses of Parliament. It's an English steak sauce but infinitely better than any other. I don't use it on steak, but it's great on ham, bologna, etc. Anyway, someone once sent me a "recipe" for it but aside from being extraordinarily complicated, the ingredients just don't sound right. HP contains dates, tamarinds and other exotic things. This calls for apples and plums which I don't think are part of the original formulation. Anyway, here's what I have:
This one you have to plan on taking 2 days - maybe 3 if you use frozen fruit. It is, however, a cherished gift to bring to any dinner invitation you receive! It goes best, of course, with beef (my boss would be sooo happy to hear me say that!). If you're gonna do it, make lots (that's my philosophy) as you'll be glad you did. Last year I got 13 pints using fresh fruit and 16 pints when I used the frozen stuff. I ran all the fruit and vegetables through the slicer on the food processor and that cuts down your preparation time.
Ingredients required for Day 1
Ingredients required for Day 2
Posted by liz at Recipe Goldmine May 25, 2001.
Source: Rene Stewart (as altered by Marion Wyse)