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Apricot Almond Panettone

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Apricot Almond Panettone

A twist on the classic Italian holiday dessert with a Californian flair. The use of California almonds and dried apricots compliment the Sauternes perfectly. Delicate, fluffy, sweet flavors melt together with the liquid gold. Further enhancing the nutty and ripe stone fruit character in the wine. If you are looking for something to spice up your dessert line-up this winter, look no further as this is our winner. Yield One large PanattoneIngredientsFor starter: 1 cup (120 g) All-Purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast 1/2 cup (113 g) cool water For Dough: 2 cups (241g) All-Purpose flour 1/4 cup fine ground almond...

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What is Sauternes?

Posted by Monica Yu on

What is Sauternes?

Some of the world's greatest wines are sweet. No, we are not referencing wines that have been altered with levels of sugar or halted fermentation to achieve sweetness. We are  talking about Sauternes, a golden colored, sweet French wine from the Bordeaux region. Drive about 25 miles southeast towards the Graves appellation, there are two neighboring sub-regions, Barsac and Sautneres.  These two regions are along side the Garonne and the Ciron tributary. The two rivers provide an unique microclimate along with the morning fogs and warm afternoons. The water of the Ciron is cooler than the Garonne, thus in the...

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Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted by Monica Yu on

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Take on the holidays with this crowd pleasing dessert and wine combo. Decadent and rich, this is the perfect pie to finish off your meal. Ideal to pair with a Merlot or Zinfandel.Yield: 1 9inch pieIngredients:Pastry Dough 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick (4ounces) butter cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 to 3 Tablespoons ice water Pie Filling 3 ounces butter 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon good quality Bourbon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 5 ounces good quality semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped 2 cups pecans...

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Strawberries and Summer Time

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Strawberries and Summer Time

Summer is in full swing with long nights, backyard BBQ’s and Brunches that can last all day. It is sweet California Strawberry season and if you are looking for a way for you, your friends and family to cool your taste buds off take a look at this delicious recipe. What says Summer more than sweet, tart and delicious strawberries? Added to the layers of flavor with this shortbread recipe, it is a perfect way to start your morning with breakfast or end your evening as a dessert. Ingredients Shortcakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 3 tablespoons...

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Blintzes Jubilee

Posted by Monica Yu on

Blintzes Jubilee

Whether you're celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, this blintz recipe will delight your families. Wake up to a special breakfast on Christmas morning or light the menorah with blintzes for dessert. There are so many ways to flavor and top your cheese blintzes, but for this recipe we've decided to use cherries jubilee as our inspiration. The pleasant kick of orange flavor brings a lot of seasonal taste and complexity to the filling. Since making crepes can be tricky for a first timer, we recommend making a little extra batter since your first couple of tries may not be successful. Luckily,...

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