Spring Sangria Recipe

Spring Sangria Recipe

Spring is well and truly here! Have you seen the forecast for the long weekend? Around 30 degrees each day! Beach anyone? Or maybe a nice bbq with friends over? Our recipe will be sure to hit the spot of white and red wine drinkers alike. Usually red wine is a bit of a winter drink, but this recipe is so light and refreshing that I think it’s definitely a spring/summer cocktail.   Ingredients 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced into small pieces 1 orange, peeled and diced ½ lime cut into wedges small handful of strawberries., cut in half 375ml red wine (half a bottle) 30ml Cointreau 30ml Brandy 4 tsp white sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 2 cups of ice 375ml lemonade / soda water (1 can)   Method Combine fruit, sugar, alcohol and cinnamon in a large jug. Place in fridge and allow flavours to develop for at least 2 hours (best doing it the day before). Before serving, add ice and top with lemonade.   Enjoy!    ...
Spanish Chicken Casserole

Spanish Chicken Casserole

Sunday. One of the best days of the week in my opinion! Sleep ins, coffee, read the newspaper… Anyway! Here’s what’s on our menu for tonight. Who doesn’t love a super easy and delicious casserole? Winner, winner, chicken dinner.   Ingredients. 8 chicken legs 2 tsp olive oil 2 chorizo sausages 1 red capsicum 1 red onion 100ml red wine 2 cloves of garlic 800g tinned tomatoes 200ml chicken stock 2 tsp tomato paste ½ bunch oregano Salt & Pepper to taste 20g flour   Method. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Coat chicken legs in flour and fry in a large pan until browned Remove from pan and then fry off chorizo, capsicum, red onion and garlic Deglaze with red wine and reduce by half Add chicken to a large baking tray, cover with chorizo mix and add stock, oregano and tomato paste. Mix well, season with salt and pepper, cover with foil and bake for one hour...

Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce

ingredients. 250ml water 125g butter 150g plain flour pinch of salt 3 eggs, beaten vegetable oil for deep frying ½ cup caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon   ingredients – choc dipping sauce 100g chocolate, roughly chopped 2 cups milk 1 tbs cornflour 4 tbs sugar ½ tsp chilli powder (optional)   method. – Place butter and water into a large saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Add flour and salt and stir to combine with a wooden spoon until the mixture is coming away from the sides. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to cool for about 15 minutes. – While the mixture is cooling, make your chocolate dipping sauce by heating all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until chocolate has fully melted, stirring continually to achieve a smooth and glossy texture. – Add eggs to the mixture, one at a time, mixing each through before adding the next. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag with a 2cm diameter nozzle. – Pipe 10-15cm of mix into hot oil and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden. Don’t overcrowd the pan by adding too many at a time and be careful not to have the oil too hot or the mix will be raw on the inside. – Remove from oil and allow to drain on absorbent paper. Toss in cinnamon sugar and serve warm with choc dipping sauce....