Blackcurrant liqueur wine is prepared with neutral alcohol and pulps of this dark berry. This cream is then mixed with dry white wine or strong red wine (depending on region). If you want to prepare your own blackcurrant cream-based wine, Delices and Gourmandises offers you this easy-to-make recipe.
To make blackcurrant wine (or cream) for about 10 people, you need:
– 1 kg of blackcurrant
– 1 liter of white alcohol or fruit alcohol
– 800 g of sugar
– Blackcurrant leaves
– 1 cinnamon stick
– 25 cl of water
Blackcurrant wine preparation
– Wash and remove the blackcurrants then mash them coarsely.
– Prepare a syrup by boiling water and sugar for about ten minutes. Let cool.
– spread the pre-cleaned blackcurrant leaves in a large bowl, add the cinnamon stick, alcohol and the blackcurrants berries.
– Pour the syrup over the mixture.
– Close tightly and let marinate for about a month out in the sun or in a warm place until fermentation is complete.
– Strain the drink with a clean cloth. Make sure to fully extract the juice by twisting the cloth.
– Keep the liquor into a bottle and let stand at least 1 month before serving.
You can serve it as an aperitif by white wine, red or rosé adding (1/5 of blackcurrant liqueur for 4/5 white wine or red wine) as you wish. If you have patience, it’s better to let your wine sit for a couple of months before drinking it.
You’re looking for the perfect wine for your preparatiopn ? Delices and Gourmandises invites you to browse its catalog, wich displays a selection of bottles from its cellar that will be perfect to prepare this delicious blackcurrant flavored drink.
Contrary to what many people think, preparing a homemade liquor is accessible to all. To do this, simply gather all the necessary ingredients and follow the steps explained by Delices and Gourmandises.
The basic ingredients of a homemade liqueur
To prepare a liqueur, you need alcohol with a neutral taste such as white alcohol, vodka or fruit alcohol, sugar, water, and depending on your preferred recipe, herbs, fruits, spices, flowers, seeds or bark. You can also use food coloring if you wish. In any cases, it is recommended to use ripe, untreated fruits and freshly picked herbs to get a flavored liqueur.
It is also mandatory to clean bottles and all the ingredients and equipment used in the preparation. Preferably choose containers and tools that do not oxidize.
The liquor-making steps
Maceration is the most used technique when preparing homemade liqueur. Aromatic ingredients are soaked in alcohol for few weeks. Then add the syrup prepared with water and sugar. The mixture should stand for at least half a day before being filtered and bottled.
In some recipes, the ingredients are heated before being mixed. This method called “infusion” is assimilated to maceration.
To prepare plant-based liqueurs, one can use the brewing technique. This involves “filtering” the alcohol (in liquid or vapor form) through a layer of leaves or chopped fresh root.
And if you do not have the time and patience to wait for your liquor to age, Delices and Gourmandises catalog shows an assortment of fruity liqueurs (wood strawberry, quince, blueberry and blackberry) distilled and aged following the Alsatian tradition.
Marquisette is a tasteful drink that can be easily prepared on your own provided that you have a good dry white wine available. Delices and Gourmandises catalog contains a selection of quality wines for homemade Marquisette.
What is Marquisette?
Marquisette is a wine and citrus-based cocktail from the Ardèche region. It is also very popular in the departments of Drome and Gard and is a must family and village celebrations. Besides, everyone can have his own recipe. However, regardless of the place, the basic ingredient remains dry white wine. Some use sparkling wine or champagne.
White wine is added other ingredients such as lemonade, sugar or cane sugar syrup, citrus liqueur or concentrated citrus juice (lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.), and finally the rum White. You can also add fruit pieces but only citrus (lemon or lime, orange).
How to prepare Marquisette? Delices and Gourmandises offers you a recipe using one of its wines
Delices and Gourmandises online stores offers you a wide choice of dry white wines that can be used to prepare a great Marquisette. Here we include the Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach, the Château Cazeau-entre-de-mers or the Chardonnay Réserve Saint-Martin.
To prepare Marquisette for 6 persons, you will need:
– 75 cl of dry white wine
– 1 orange
– 1 lime
– 1 vanilla pod
– 10 cl of rum
– 75 cl of your favorite lemonade
– 200 g of cane sugar or 25cl of cane sugar syrup
Proceed in 2 steps.
The night before, mix the sugar or sugar syrup, white wine and rum. Peel citrus fruits and cut them into small cubes. Add the fruit mixture to the split vanilla pod. Set this mixture aside in the fridge overnight.
Before serving, pour the wine mixture into a punch bowl and add ice lemonade.
Here are the health benefits you might get from Royal jelly consumption according to Delices and Gourmandises. This dietary product is available at Delices and Gourmandises.
Royal jelly: what are the benefits?
Royal jellies are products you get from hives just like honey and propolis. They are specifically meant to feed the queen bee and the larva. They are produced by the worker bees.
Royal jelly is known for their health benefits due to the elements they contain. It has a high content in protein, sugar, essential fatty acids, and various vitamins (A, B, C…) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium…). Royal jelly is a natural antibiotic and also has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is very efficient in helping relieve stress and anxiety. It is also a great blood pressure regulator. Furthermore, it helps regulate the level of cholesterol in human and is also great for your skin.
How to use Delices and Gourmandises’ royal jelly?
Royal jelly is available in a 10 gr jar at Delices and Gourmandises. It is a product that is 100% natural and which has numerous health benefits. It is recommended that you take a tea spoon of royal jelly every morning. You can also pair it with other natural products to enhance the health benefits. As a matter of fact, it is possible to consume it with a gingseng or gingko in order to help you relax. It is suggested that people use 1.5 to 2 months of royal jelly therapy each year in order to get full positive effects.
Are you looking for an original gift to offer a food-loving friend? Does he like pastries and cookies? If you do have such a friend, here are some advices proposed to you by Delices and Gourmandises.
1) Offer him an assortment of fine chocolates
He will surely be pleased by the set of liquor filled chocolates, orangettes, praline seafoods etc…
2)Surprise your friend with a chocolate cake trio
He will not resist this pastry that comes with three different flavors and varieties all in one.
3)Choose fruity cookies
These fruity jellies can be enjoyed any time of the day and will surely please all cookie lovers.
4)Treat him with a delicious butter cake
This is a great traditional pastry. Your friend will find it irresistible.
5)Impress your friend with a blueberry dauphinoise
This is an irresistible short crust pastry with blueberry filling that is incredibly easy to prepare.
6)Choose Alsace fantasy truffles
These are vanilla flavored chocolate truffles with amazing flavor.
7)Treat your friend with 3 dietary jams
This is best for people on a diet due to its low sugar content.
Furthermore, this pastry that comes in strawberry, exotic fruits, or cherry flavors can be enjoyed during either breakfast or snack time.
The above listed products are available at Delices and Gourmandises. Home shipment is also available for these products.
While a sugar-free diet is mandatory for diabetics, it can also greatly help you keep fit and healthy. Delices and Gourmandises online store offers you a wide range of products with no added sugar to be included in a healthy diet.
Do you really need to give up sugar?
Unless you have serious health concerns due to sugar, there’s no point giving it up. However, doctors recommend caution and limit consumption. As a matter of fact, excess sugar in the blood has harmful impacts on health such as risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, obesity and heartburn, just to name a few.
However, lack of sugarcan lead to hypoglycemia or fatigue. Therefore, rather than giving sugar up, it is now possible to replace it with other natural elements such as honey or Stevia rebaudiana extracts. Besides, to care of your health, do not hesitate to try Delices and Gourmandises diet low-sugar products and food with no added sugar.
Delices and Gourmandises sugar-free products
Delices and Gourmandises offers its all-natural dietary jam without added sugar perfect for teatime or breakfast. Jams with exotic fruits, strawberry jam and cherry jam will delight both kids and adults. You can also use them in your baking recipes. Our catalog also displays a wide choice of sweets and pastries made the traditional way by the best pastrycooks. You can be reassured that they are not a threat to your health, provided that they are consumed in moderation.
If you would like to surprise your guests with an original and tasty dessert, try to offer them a nectarines gratin. It is affordable and easy to prepare. This dessert will seduce your guests in a way that will make them crave for more. Here is the recipe of this wine infused dessert proposed to you by Delices and Gourmandises.
A great recipe presented to you by Delices and Gourmandises
To serve four people, you will need:
-4 good nectarines
-20 cl of smooth white wine
-4 egg yolks
-150 gr powdered sugar
-10 cl of sour cream
It takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
-First, clean the nectarines and cut them into small pieces after you take out the seeds. Then, mix the nectarines with the lemon juice.
-Pour the egg yolks and the sugar in a pan. Whisk them well until you get a white and homogenous mixture.
-Double-boil the pan and pour the white wine inside. Whisk everything for about 5 minutes until you obtain a creamy Zabaione looking mixture.
-Whisk the sour cream in another pan until you get a nice Chantilly that you will pour into the Zabaione afterwards.
-Put the nectarines into 4 ramekins and lay some Zabaione on them. After that, grill them until they have a golden color. When all that is done, your nectarines gratin is ready to be served.
Some advices from Delices and Gourmandises
Nectarines gratin are great with white smooth wine such as Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire or Bordeaux Haut-Benauge. Those two wines pair perfectly with this dessert unless you prefer sparkling wine such as Crémant de Bordeaux. Delices and Gourmandises has many varieties of wine and desserts. Hence, do not hesitate to browse through our online catalogue.
For both kids and adults, jam is essential for breakfast or snack time. Strawberry, peach, apple, etc., various flavors can satisfy all tastes and vary your pleasures. Delices and Gourmandises invites you to taste its dietetic jams and offers you the recipe of exotic fruit jam.
Jam: an ancestral method for preserving fruits
Jam’s origins go far back in history. First writings on the subject date from the year 73. Fruits were then mainly cooked in honey, syrup or wine. The recipe comes from the East to help preserving fruits. Jam was introduced in Europe in the Middle Ages, during the first crusades. Considered as a luxury item, it was mainly enjoyed by the nobles. It started to be democratized from the XIX century with the discovery of beet sugar.
Prepare exotic fruit jam with Delices and Gourmandises team
Most fruits and vegetables can be used to make jam. For today, Delices and Gourmandises takes you on a culinary trip to faraway places with exotic fruit jam.
To get 6 jars of jam, you need:
– 1 kg of sugar
– 1.5 kg assortment of exotic fruits depending on the season: pineapple, mango, papaya…
– 4 limes
– 4 passion fruits
– 1 vanilla pod and / or a cinnamon stick (optional)
– Peel and cut all fruits into pieces.
– Extract pulp and juice from the passion fruit and strain.
– Pour into a saucepan, add lime juice.
– Add sugar, mix well and marinate for at least 12 hours.
– To cook, bring the preparation to a boil, then reduce heat, and cook for thirty minutes on low-medium heat. It is essential that you stir regularly with a wooden spoon to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cooking is complete when no single drop falls from the spoon.
– Let the jam cool before pouring it into sterilized glass jars.
– Keep away from light during a week before serving.
Delicately flavored fondant cookies, coconut crowns are greatly appreciated at snack time or as dessert. Surprise and please your beloved ones with this exquisite pastry, following Delices and Gourmandises recipe.
Ingredients for 6 people (about 30 cookies)
To make small coconut crowns such as those that can be seen in Delices and Gourmandises catalog, you need:
– 100g of flour
– 125g of butter
– 100g of grated coconut
– 1 tablespoon of baking powder
– 3 egg whites
– 100g of sugar
– 50g of almonds
Preparation of coconut crowns by Delices and Gourmandises
– Preheat oven to 200°C
– In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar until you get a smooth mixture.
– Mix the flour and baking powder and pour it gently into the butter mixture while gently working the dough with a spatula.
– Add the coconut and almond powder and mix.
– Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them slowly into the dough.
– Using a pastry bag, make small crowns on a baking sheet
– Bake cookies at 180°C for 12 min.
– Let cool before serving
Serving suggestions for coconut crowns of Delices and Gourmandises
Coconut crowns are best accompanied by coffee or lemon tea. When the sun is out, you can serve them with smoothies.
When you lack time to bake pastries on your own, feel free to order them on Delices and Gourmandises website. To vary the pleasures, chose a wider variety among a long list, for example, palet biscuits, almond biscuits, biscuits with apple and raisins, etc.
Madeleine is a sponge cake allegedly invented in 1755 by a cook in the French town of Commercy for the Duke Stanislas Leszczynski. Delices and Gourmandises shares with you the recipe of madeleine with strawberry, one of the various flavors of this delicacy.
Short list of ingredients
To prepare 15 madeleines, Delices and Gourmandises recommend using 150gr of flour, 125gr of butter and 150gr of sugar. Two eggs are also need to avoid your cake from crumbling. And do not forget the 15 strawberries!
Start with preheating oven to 220°C for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites with sugar until if forms soft peaks. Add the flour and two pinches of salt. Then pour the egg whites in the mixture while beating them. Mix it with melted butter, egg yolks, some vanilla extract and possibly food coloring. Lastly, add the chopped strawberries before pouring the mixture into a mold.
Once oven is hot, load the madeleines. 10 minutes are enough to get your madeleines with strawberry ready.
How to enjoy your madeleines with strawberry?
These exquisite little cakes are to be enjoyed during the coffee break in the office. But they can also be served, accompanied by a hot drink around the fireplace with family and friends.
When you lack time to cook these succulent muffins with strawberry, feel free to order some on Delices and Gourmandises website. Smooth and melting in mouth, they were prepared according to original recipe.