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3 summer desserts that you surely will do again

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Allow yourself good taste this summer without enslaving yourself to the kitchen. Always have available a delightful dessert in your freezer for your family to enjoy. We give you recepies for these 3 delicious desserts.

Cold yogurt tart and pomegranate:

This cake will be delicious and refreshing on the palate, be sure to prepare at home. The touch of mint combined with pomegranate guarantees an explosion of flavor in your mouth.

Ingredients:

  • 75 grams of cottage cheese
  • 1 plain yogurt
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • 4 sheets of 2 grams of gelatin
  • 2 slices of bread
  • ½ orange juice
  • 4 or 5 mint leaves
  • chopped mint
  • Cinnamon powder

Elaboration:

  1. Put the gelantin to soak in a bowl.
  2. Cut the bread slices with the help of 2 square hollow molds. Remove the edges and press the sides to the mold walls to seal well.
  3. Set aside
  4. Mix1 tablespoon sugar, cottage cheese and yogurtin a bowl 
  5. In a saucepan, heat the orange juice with 2 sheets of gelatin. When the gelatin has melted, remove from heat, and add to the bowl with cottage cheese and yogurt.
  6. Add the chopped mint to taste and mix well. Pour the mixture into molds and leave in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  7. Cut pomegranate, remove the beans, reserve a few whole and crush the rest to get the juice. Bring the juice of Granada to a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of sugar and the other 2 sheets of gelatin. When the gelatin dissolves, pour the mixture in molds and place in refrigerator.
  8. Take out the molds from the refrigerator, place some whole grains and some mint to taste. Pour juice over gelatin.
  9. Bring the molds back to the refrigerator until set.
  10. Unmold the cakes on a plate. Decorate each with a mint leaf.
  11. Garnish the plate with cinnamon and sugar to taste.

Coconut ice cream with chocolate, strawberry and raspberry:

The coconut ice cream and chocolate is the combination of flavors that make this the ideal dessert you want to di again

Ingredients:

  • 3 liters of milk
  • 1 coconut
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 chocolate chips
  • 5 raspberries
  • 5 strawberries

Elaboration:

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan. Add the grated coconut and sugar.
  2. Boil the mixture for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, let cool and place the vanilla.
  3. Blend and pour the preparation in glasses or ice cream cups and leave in the refrigerator until serving time. Decorate with chocolate shavings, bits of strawberry and raspberry taste.

 

Cold lemon pudding:

You can prepare these delicious puddings in 30 minutes and the citrus flavor will be a rewarding delight on those hot days. This recipe will serve 4 people.

Ingredients for the pudding:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 12 small sponge cakes or magdalenas
  • ¾ on lemon gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Mint leaves to taste
  • 300 grams of strawberries

Ingredients for caramel

  • 200 grams of sugar
  • A splash of water
  • A few drops of lemon juice

Elaboration:

  1. Wash strawberries, remove stems and cut them into thin slices. Add sugar and let stand.
  2. Place the sugar in a frying pan, add a few drops of lemon juice and a splash of water.
  3. Cook the mixture until a caramel tan. Poured into the mold.
  4. Heat lemon juice and water in a pan,. When starting to boil add the gelatin and mix well up to avoid clumping.
  5. Turn off the heat, add the 2 tablespoons sugar and pour the cream gradually while beating.
  6. Cover the mold with 6 sobaos, pour over these half the fluid gelatin, place over another 6 sobaos and cover with the remaining liquid.
  7. Leave in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Unmold the pudding and garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.

And to accompany these delicious recipes, there is nothing better than a liqueur or fortified wine. Here are our recommendations:

 

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Alvear PX 1927

 

 

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Niepoort Colheita 1999

The best wines for desserts

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Sweet but with some taste of fruit. Wines suitable for desserts can actually be quite varied. We propose some ideas for dessert wine.

Sparkling wines like Spanish cava or champagnes go well with any dessert: they are very suitable for cakes, pastries, frozen cakes, and chocolate … at any big celebration, sparkling wine plays an important role at the end of the evening, accompanying the desserts.

White wine is always preferred with a slightly lighter dessert. Some desserts such as creams are perfectly accompanied with a rather fresh, sweeter, fruity young wine. A good choice may be a Riesling or Monastrell that go well with desserts like vanilla-based puddings and fruit tarts.

And what about red wine? More and more, red wine finds itself specifically made for desserts to combine very well with savory desserts like cheeses, curds, nuts or pancakes of various flavors. But, undoubtedly, red wine becomes the star when there is chocolate in the center. The flavors are sublime and enhanced when you combine cocoa and red wine. It goes also well with desserts like pies with berries, ice cream or coffee … always including a hint of cocoa.

A good Pinot Noir, a Porto and a variety of Rioja Somontano  are perfect for desserts where chocolate makes an appearance. At the same time, the Pedro Ximenez is another alternative which offers a wide range to choose from and combines well with chocolate sweets. As for sweet reds, some types such as Garnacha and Monastrell go perfectly with creams, pastries, cakes or other less heavy dessert.

As always, we offer some suggestions so you can enjoy the sweet life. Cheers!

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Vista Alegre Reserva Ruby Decanter: a fortified wine of the Port DO

 

 

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Dow’s Fine Tawny: a fortified wine Port is made with port and 19º of alcohol content.

 

 

The perfect dinner for Valentine’s Day

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What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a good dinner? Do not let this special opportunity slip through your fingers and cook something special or book a good table! To accompany this perfect night, an aphrodisiac menu can give an original touch to this romantic and passionate moment.

For an appetizer, consider an original tonic combined with mint or strawberry. For starters, it is best to drink something sweet. Some appetizers with caviar to whet your appetite. If you want another type of deli I recommend foie rice with Jabugo. It is delicious and not too heavy.

Some seafood and fish are aphrodisiacs too, so if you want the night to drag on, the second should contain some of these ingredients. You can introduce spices, like cinnamon and honey, which are also foods that stimulate creativity and sexuality. Shrimp, mussels … they contain sufficient protein and can also be eaten with the fingers.

The aim is to unleash the imagination and play with textures and flavors. Valentine’s Day Dinner is not one without a delicious dessert. Beyond strawberries and cream, you can prepare something more elaborate like skewers of strawberries sprinkled with chocolate and fruit, an ideal dessert for such celebrations. It increases serotonin levels, which causes a great feeling of well-being. Do not forget to accompany this wonderful dinner with a good red wine or cava, the food will taste better.

A sweet dinner with lots of details: a well prepared table, rose petals in the room and a gift on the table. If you surprise the other one, even better.

Need a wine for your Valentine’s Day dinner? Today we recommend you:

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Fertuna Lodai 2008

 

 

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14 Hands Hot To Trot Red Blend 2011