Makes 8 - 10
These were a baking request from my friend Tom, who has a serious sweet tooth that favors coconut and chocolate (he asked for glace cherries too, but I have more dignity than that!). With a free afternoon and a big pot of tea I was more than happy to oblige! We put on some Frank Turner and spent our time baking and singing badly whilst I slapped his hand away from the chocolate as it melted. In all honesty I could’ve been less militant as a chocolate guard since we had enough left to make chocolate dipped strawberries! Woops!
Sometimes you will find yourself with a bottle of red wine that can only be described as completely undrinkable. Usually because your family and friends think Hardy’s is a reputable wine company, and that “red” is in fact a grape variety, region and country of origin all rolled up into one. It’s unavoidable, because people like buying wine and don’t understand how easy buying rubbish wine really is. Not all is lost though! That is where the elixar of life that is Sangria comes in. Very easy to make, and completely delicious, this amazing wine based drink is the logical solution to a bad red!
I would like to quickly apologise for my lack of recent activity. Full time employment appears to have taken over my life, which is actually quite a good thing. I really love my new job! Working in wine has given me something new to be genuinely excited about. In fact I think I may have discovered a new talent. This coming month I will be completing my Level 2 WSET qualification in Wine and Spirits, meaning that I will be eligible to be hired for positions as a Wine expert. Not only will I be able to continue chatting rubbish about wine, but I’ll actually be qualified to do so! My free time has mostly involved a lot of time spent with friends having adventures, and I’ve been swept up in the madness. It’s not left much time for me to blog properly.
However I hope to rectify this in the coming weeks, so please watch this space for signs of life!
Portuguese tarts are one of my favourite things, but unfortunately baked custard is not exactly my forte. This recipe rectifies this inability, but still satisfies my cravings for something creamy and sweet! Plus squishing pastry is weirdly satisfying.