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Monday, January 23, 2017

Some advices offered by Delices and Gourmandises on how to choose a red wine

Red wines can be paired with variety of dishes but you must choose the right bottle if you want the perfect meal. Delices and Gourmandises will show you how to combine your red wines and your food perfectly.

Red wines pair great with most main dishes

Meats are most of the time the principal component used to prepare main dishes. That is the main reason why people often serve meat based dishes with red wines.

- Full-bodied red wines and wines that are high in tannins such as a Côte-du-Rhône Domaine de Lascamp, Bordeaux Château Haut Gravelier or a Languedoc Merlot-Les Estampilles pair perfectly with grilled meat and other red game meat.

- Simmered red meats are best to combine with wines like the Languedoc La Caresse Merlot.

- Poultries like quails, ducks and geese are best to consume with red wines like Pays du Gard wines and Côte-du-Rhône rouge AOP.

- Light red wines such as a Bordeaux Château Fontana or a X de Béliard pair well with veal.

- For chicken and pork which are both white meat, it is best to use fine red wines with tannin content such as the AOC Minervois rouge Domaine du Bosc Rochet.

Red wines, cheeses, and desserts

Most Bordeaux wines pair well with blue vein cheeses. If possible, it is better to just choose wines with fruity aromas like a good Château Grand Jean or a Gewurztraminer Moulin de Dusenbach.

Red fruity wines with light tannin content are also good to enjoy with pies made with red fruits and chocolate cakes.

Delices and Gourmandises has plenty of great quality wines with assorted prices for you to choose from. We will ship your order to you in a timely manner.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Delices and Gourmandises Dauphiné shortbread cake recipe

We all know the potato gratin that makes the fame of the Dauphiné terroir, but we less know about the Dauphiné shortbread cake. The one proposed by Delices and Gourmandises is a shortbread cake filled with blueberry jelly that you can also prepare home with this recipe.

What you need for preparing the Delices and Gourmandises Dauphiné shortbread cake are:

The Dauphiné shortbread cake of Delices and Gourmandises is made of a sanded down paste filled with blueberry jelly. These are the ingredients needed:

- 250gr wheat flour
- 60gr icing sugar
- 125gr softened concentrated butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 jar of 200gr blueberry jelly or jam

You can vary the recipe using other fruit jam or jelly you like.

How to prepare and cook your cake?

First, make the sanded down paste. Pour the flour in a bowl and add the sugar and the baking powder. Cut the butter in dices and mix with the flour with your hands while crumbling the mixture with your fingers until it has a sandy consistency, slightly granulated. Beat the eggs and add them to the dough, mix well and form a ball with it. Add some wheat to avoid the dough to turn sticky. Roll it in a plastic film and put it in the bottom of the fridge for an hour. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

When the hour is passed, get the dough out of the fridge, lower it and divide it in two parts. Put the first half in a pie dish and pour the jelly or the jam over it. Cover with the over half of dough and close your cake well for the filling not to go out during the cooking. Put into the oven until it has a beautiful golden color. Check the cooking by putting a knife into it; your cake is ready when the knife out of it perfectly dry. Serve your cake lukewarm or cold with hot or cold beverage.