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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Delices and Gourmandises' recipe for orange aromatized mulled wine

Spiced or aromatized mulled wine is used as the beverage for keeping all family warm in winter. Delices and Gourmandises offers the recipe of one of the most popular mulled wines: the one aromatized with orange.

Mulled wine is used for ages as medicine and for warming the family in winter

Known since the roman antiquity, spied and mulled wine rapidly conquers European aristocracy before being adopted by people. The phenomenon was incredible after the authorities authorized each family to produce their own alcoholic drinks. Most appreciated for its ability to warm, the beverage is widely used in Scandinavian and German countries, but also in some east European countries.

White wine is sometimes used but the red wines are the stars of mulled wines recipes. You can find some very good ones at Delices and Gourmandises. Their natural components mixed with spices help the body to fight against tiredness and infections. It is very efficient to prevent and fight cold and many winter diseases.

Orange aromatized mulled wine by Delices and Gourmandises

For a beverage for 6 persons, you will need:

-    1,5l of red wine
-    1 orange
-    1 lemon
-    100gr honey or 200gr brown sugar
-    2 cinnamon stocks
-    2 cloves
-    2 star anise
-    1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Peel the orange and slice it; do not throw away the zests. Put the fruits and the wine into a pan. Cook at middle heat and add the honey or the brown sugar, the worn orange zest. Do not let the mixture boil and add the sliced lemon and the anise. Let the beverage infuse for all night. At morning, your beverage will be ready. Do not forget to warm it before serving it.

Many great red wines are proposed by Delices and Gourmandises: Domaine de Lascamp, Les amis de la Beaume, or Château le Vinata.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Discover the pleasure of Vermouth with Delices and Gourmandises’s wine selection

Known since the eighteenth century, Vermouth is a wine-based aperitif still very fashionable nowadays. Should you want to prepare this drink yourself, Delices and Gourmandises offers a large catalog of white and red wines, dry or sweet.

All you need to know about Vermouth with Delices and Gourmandises’s experts

Derived from the German word Wermut – which literally translates as absinthe – the name Vermouth refers to an alcoholic preparation made of wine, absinthe, and various spices herbs. Its creation is attributed to an Italian clerk in Turin. Having quickly conquered other cities in Italy and Europe, this drink is now one of the most popular in the world, be it a bottle of a major brand such as the famous Martini or a homemade preparation made from scratch to enjoy with family and friends.

Wrapped in a very nice mellow flavor, Vermouth owes its success to the many aromas conferred by the herb and spice mixture whose recipes are jealously guarded by manufacturers. Similarly, there are several types of Vermouth depending on the type of wine used. You will find at Delices and Gourmandises everything you need to make your own drink according to your taste.

Delices and Gourmandises advice for preparing and serving the best Vermouth

To prepare a vermouth, the first and fundamental step is to choose the wine, which will give the "tone" of your drink from the driest white to the softer red. To this base you will add the aromatic mixture and sugar to sweeten your drink. No matter what you are looking for, Delices and Gourmandises has a catalog of wines that will satisfy you.

Vermouth is preferably enjoyed chilled and is sometimes served with ice. If you don’t want to dilute the flavor of your drink, you can also leave your preparation in the refrigerator a few hours before serving.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Which wine from Delices and Gourmandises choose for your dessert?

Finding the best association of wine and dessert is not easy because you have to marry tastes and aromas. The combination must be perfect for ending a meal in the best way. You will find a wide range of high quality wines in the cellar of Delices and Gourmandises.

What kind of wine can be served at dessert?

You can choose between 3 sorts of wine for accompanying your dessert: semi-sweet wines or natural sweet wines, sparkling wines, and liqueur wines. Their tastes and aromas can perfectly marry the sweet or acidulous taste of fruits and pastries. In order to avoid sour notes in the association, it is recommended to choose on one hand beverages that can be drunk chilled, and on the other hand wines which acidity will not ruin the taste of the dessert you will serve. The wine and the dessert should be complementary and not dominate each other.
So, the cakes, the cobblers and the pies will be best served accompanied with a semi-sweet or sweet white wine. If you planned an iced dessert as ice creams or dessert made of fresh fruits, opt for a sparkling wine or a liqueur wine for best benefiting from the tastes. You can find some delicious wine in Delices and Gourmandises cellar.

Delices and Gourmandises: the chocolate aromatized desserts need specific wines

The chocolate aromatized desserts have to be considered in a different way. The desserts made with chocolate have to be served with red wine that have strong grilled aromas. La Mayanne or the Château La Carelle from the vineyards of the Rhône valley and the wines as a Côtes du Rhône, but the Mon Bijou sparkling wines proposed by Delices and Gourmandises would be perfect. These wines have tastes and aromas that have a more or less strong connotation of cocoa which would ideally accompany the chocolate.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Delices and Gourmandises’filled biscuits

The filled biscuits are one of the little pastries that are appreciated by little and big children. Delices and Gourmandises proposes delicious varieties of filled biscuits. One of them is covered with soft chocolate cream, perfect of tea time and children ‘snacks.

Short story of the filled biscuits by Delices and Gourmandises

Those tender or crispy shortbread biscuits gently filled with a smooth aromatized cream exist for about two centuries. They are presented as little sweet sandwiches proposed in various shapes: round, square, heart-shaped, smiling face, etc. They are sold in France since they were created and, necessarily most of the French children have found them in their snack bags for school some days. Many brands have developed their own recipes. The most popular are those filled with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla cream, but other flavors have their fans too. In several varieties, fruit jellies are used to fill the biscuits instead cream.

A cream filled biscuit recipe form Delices and Gourmandises

Delices and Gourmandises offers you an easy recipe of cream filled chocolate biscuits that you can make at home if you like baking. For 12 round biscuits, prepare a sanded down past biscuits with:

- 100g softened butter
- 125g sugar
- 1 egg
- 1ml vanilla extract
- 100g cocoa powder
- 250g flour
- 2,5g baking powder
- 2g salt
- ¼ cup of milk

For the cream you will need
- 25g softened butter,
- 175g icing sugar,
- 1 spoon of milk,
- 1 drop of vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and use an electric mixer for beating until you have a homogeneous mixture. Put the cream in the fridge for 2 or 3 hours. You can replace the vanilla extract with other fruit extract, fruit jelly or jam.