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Monday, 23 November 2015

EASY CHRISTMAS : FRENCH CLASSIC WITH A TWIST {PART 4} - SAUTERNES BONBONS

EASY CHRISTMAS : FRENCH CLASSIC WITH A TWIST
{PART 4}
SAUTERNES BONBONS

Sauternes is a sweet wine mainly from Bordeaux and mostly made from the Semillon grapes variety. I love to enjoy Sauternes with a very good foie gras (I know, it is forbidden in the UK but remember, I am from the Lot which is the foie gras AREA...). I made these bonbons for an Aperitif and everyone adored, they disappeared very mysteriously after 10 minutes only... ;) I served them as well with a lovely winter fruit salad and it added a little something which was very nice indeed... As usual, I use agar-agar as I am not very keen on gelatin (it's beef collagen so...). If  you are not familiar with, Agar-Agar is a gelatinous substance obtained from seaweed : it is a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. Without any doubt, these sweeties would be a hit at your Christmas party...





SAUTERNES BONBONS
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Apple juice

In your cupboard
Agar-agar
Sauternes

SAUTERNES BONBONS
23 bonbons

2g 0,07 oz of Agar-Agar
15cl 5 oz of Sauternes
60ml 2 oz of apple juice
A little bit of water

Mix the Agar-Agar with a little bit of warm water. Set aside.
In a little pan, gently warm the Sauternes with the apple juice.
Do not boil it. Stop the heat, add the agar-agar mixture and leave it to cool.
Pour into moulds (spherical shape for me) and refrigerate.
After it has set (count around 1 hour), take the bonbons out of the moulds.
Enjoy !


Bonbons de Sauternes

23 bonbons

2g d’agar-agar
15cl de sauternes
60ml de jus de pomme
Un peu d’eau tiède

Mélangez l’agar-agar avec l’eau tiède. Réservez.
Dans une casserole, réchauffez doucement le Sauternes avec le jus de pomme.
NE PAS BOUILLIR.
Stoppez le feu. Ajoutez l’agar-agar. Laissez refroidir.
Déposez la préparation refroidie dans des moules (petites sphères pour moi) et réfrigérez.
Après environ 1 heure, vous pouvez démouler les bonbons.
Enjoy !

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