Tonight I hosted another Wine & Dine event for my cooking group. This month we focused on Dessert Wines. Dessert wines (or pudding wines) are sweet wines typically served with dessert, such as Sauternes and Tokaji Aszú. Despite the name, they are often best appreciated alone, or with fruit or bakery sweets.
pears, walnuts & cherry balsamic dressing
Roquefort, Blue cheese, Boursin, Brie,
Chevre (goat cheese), Marscapone, Provolone , Swiss
Nectarines, Grapes, Apples, Pears, Dried Apricots
with Raspberry Coulis (made):
1/2 bag frozen raspberries
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a small pot, combine all the ingredients and boil.
Stir occassionally and cook to reduce until a thick syrup.
Strain the mixture to rid of seeds. You may have to strain it a few times.
I served this as a sauce on the bottom of the serving plate for the flourless chocolate cake to sit on.
1- 2 liter bottle of lemon lime soda
1 liter of water
1 to fill
Combine above ingredients in a one gallon pitcher; stir.
(It was a full house with over 20 people attending! I
was pretty busy entertaining & playing hostess
that I was unable to get too many pictures this time around…)