Perfect Christmas Recipe Ideas - Sparkling Wine Kitchen Creativity!
It only seems like the blink of an eye since the last one, but Christmas is rolling around once more and the festive excitement is beginning to grow. We’re already getting into the seasonal spirit here at Premier Estates Wine and so we've been looking at interesting Christmas themed Sparkling Wine embellishments.
Prosecco Mince Pies and Prosecco Christmas Pud
Prosecco is particularly brilliant when it comes to adding the perfect accompanying flavour to many different recipes, so you'll be over the moon to know that Prosecco mince pies and Prosecco Christmas Pud are just two of them! Now, who doesn't love a mince pie or a slice of Christmas pud at Christmas? If you're a fan of baking you simply need to soak your mince pie filling or pudding fruit in Prosecco overnight before making them. It sounds really simple, but trust us when we say that the resulting pies and pud are seriously tasty. You can definitely taste the subtle Prosecco flavours coming through. Why not try putting together a truly sensational Cranberry and Prosecco sauce to enhance your pudding even further?
Prosecco Mince Pies Recipe (makes 12 pies)
For the mincemeat:
150 g of fresh cranberries - zest and juice of 2 lemons
20 g of whole almonds, sliced - 1 teaspoon of mixed ground spice
A pinch of ground cinnamon - A pinch of nutmeg
75 g of cooking apples, chopped into small pieces
75 g of shredded suet - 110 g of raisins - 75 g of sultanas
75 g of currants - 75 g of whole mixed candied citrus peel, chopped
110 g of soft, dark brown sugar
Mix everything together and soak in Prosecco overnight in the fridge.
You can make the pastry yourself but it's faster and easier to buy a pack of pre-made pastry (shortcrust of flaky, depending upon your personal preference). Roll out the pastry using plenty of flour to stop it sticking to the roller, cut out your pie bases and lids with the appropriate cutters and put your bases in a greased tin. Pop in your mincemeat and pop on the lids. Brush the lids with a little egg and pop them in the oven for 25-30 minutes to bake until light golden brown. Dust them with a little icing sugar to make them extra Christmassy!
Cranberry and Prosecco Sauce For The Christmas Pud
You will need:
200g of golden caster sugar and 450g of fresh cranberries
Pour the sugar into a saucepan and place over a medium heat. Cook without stirring until it has dissolved and is a bubbling, light-brown caramel.
Add the cranberries and let them cook in the caramel, stirring until they start to burst, then simmer for about 10 mins until you have a thick, jammy sauce.
Add the Prosecco, bring the to the boil, remove from the heat and pour into a bowl to cool.
Pour it over your Christmas pud! Lovely!
Bakewell Grand Rosé Cocktails
If baking isn't really your thing, maybe a Cherry Bakewell cocktail would tempt you into a little kitchen creativity? They're far quicker to make too!
You will need:
• 1/2 a shot of Amaretto • 1/2 a shot of cherry liqueur • Premier Estates Grand Rosé
• 1/2 a shot of lime juice • Crushed ice
Gently mix the Amaretto, cherry liqueur and lime juice in a glass. Top up with chilled Premier Estates Grand Rosé and add a little crushed ice. Careful, though, this cocktail is super tasty!