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South African Malva Pudding

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South African Malva Pudding

Celebrate the holidays with a twist on your usual dessert. Take inspiration from a popular South African classic treat typically served around Christmas time (Summer in the Southern Hemisphere). This Malva Pudding, first mentioned in our Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings Blog is simple to make and perfect to pair with our South African Wines. YIELD: 6-8 servingsIngredients For the Pudding: 150 grams all purpose flour (1cup plus 2Tbsp) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large eggs, lightly blended with a whisk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon melted...

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Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

Posted by Monica Yu on

Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

A twist on Halloween chocolate and wine pairing. A Chianti from Pomona, Santa Fe Artist and Day of the Dead Chocolate.

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Chocolate & Wine Guide for Valentine's Day

Posted by Monica Yu on

Chocolate & Wine Guide for Valentine's Day

True love is hard to find, and so is matching chocolate and wine. With the right combination of chocolate and wine, it can be a match made in heaven. Use the following guide to help you find the perfect pairing or set up your own match game of chocolates and wine. A good rule of thumb is to pair lighter, more elegant flavored chocolates with lighter-bodied wines. Stronger chocolate should be paired with more full-bodied wines. If you are trying a variety of chocolates, work from light to dark. Start with a more subtle white or milk chocolate and end on...

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For The Lovers: Strawberry & Chocolate Filled Crepes

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

For The Lovers: Strawberry & Chocolate Filled Crepes

This Valentine's Day, you can impress your lover or sweeten up a ladies night with strawberry and chocolate filled crepes! Crepes are easy to make and can be made with a variety of flavor combinations. Sweet crepes can be flavored with liquors to compliment your chosen filling. Some combination suggestions may be rum and chocolate, orange and chocolate, raspberry and chocolate, etc. Since the batter can be made in advance, you don't have to waste too much time in the kitchen during your date. Makes 10-12 Crepes Ingredients: The Dessert Crepes: 2 Large Eggs 1 cup of Milk  (2% or...

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Dark Chocolate and Red Wine Truffles

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Dark Chocolate and Red Wine Truffles

Did you know dark chocolate and wine both contain polyphenols, which provides health benefits? These luxurious and lavishly cocoa powder dusted truffles make a delightful addition to any dessert table or celebration.  We used a Zinfandel for this recipe but any red wine will do. Pair this bittersweet chocolate with a wine that has ample intensity such as a Zinfandel or Syrah.  Yields 18 1 1/2 inch trufflesIngredients: 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons dry red wine 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup Cocoa powder for rolling Instructions: Line...

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