I got rather excited (albeit prematurely) that this year we were going to have a wonderful summer – there were at least 3 solidly sunny weekends in Devon – and so went searching for some fun summer desserts. Unfortunately it’s taken so long for me to actually write these up that it’s now September, but let’s hang onto summer for a little bit longer…..
I have combined two different recipes in this post, just because they seemed to fit quite well! I tried them both separately – but feel free to give them ago together. Thanks to BBC Food & the Daily Mail for the recipes respectively.
Put the water and sugar into a saucepan over a low to medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar, then raise the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer for five minutes, then remove the pan. Pour the sparkling wine into a separate bowl and add the gelatine. Leave this until the leaves are soft and squidgy (this should take a couple of minutes).Once soft, remove the leaves from the wine, squeezing off as much liquid as possible, and add them to the sugar syrup.Whisk furiously until the gelatine has completely dissolved (this shouldn’t take too long), then pour the syrup mixture into the bowl with the sparkling wine and whisk to combine.