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Pears poached in red wine

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, June 28, 2021, In : desserts 

For some reason we get given bottles of red wine. Funny that, cos we don't drink! So I have to resort to cooking with wine, which I don't mind, specially when it comes to pears and ice cream. Wine reduces down nicely to a thick sweet syrup.

4 beurre bosc pears

2 c red wine

1/2 c coconut sugar

1 orange peeled into strips

juice of 1 orange

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise

6 whole cloves

1 tsp vanilla extract or sliced vanilla pod 


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Red wine chocolate ganache cake

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, February 5, 2021, In : big cakes 

When we were gifted a bottle of red wine, I managed to sip a thimbleful and my husband had half a glass. What to do next? Use it in cooking, of course. In the last week I've poured a few swigs into lentil casseroles, bean stews, tomato sauce, macerated peaches (my favourite) and this rich chocolate ganache cake.

1 1/4 c flour (I used wholemeal spelt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
115g melted butter or non-dairy spread or coconut oil
1 c granulated sugar (I used coconut)
1 egg
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