Recently I have been sent quite a few books to review so thought I would do a multiple book review. Here are some of my favourites:- Great British Cooking by Carolyn Caldicott with photographs by Chris Caldicott Having travelled the world in search of great […]
Month: May 2015
Overnight fruit and yoghurt porridge My first breakfast for Flahavans #PerfectPorridge challenge is a great way of having porridge, fruit and yoghurt ready when you get up but it is also portable meaning if you are not a great breakfast eater you can take it […]
It is very popular these days to pair wine and food but at the end of the day these are just suggestions and no substitute for personal tastes.
Chocolate was popular in Mexico over 3000 years ago although originally a dark, thick drink called Xocolatl or bitter water. Chocolate has come a long way since then with the addition of sugar it has ceased to be a luxury for the upper classes and made into an everyday, must have treat.
Aldi are known for their supermarket prices rivaling the high street supermarkets but most people don’t think of them as players in the wine and spirit game. They do, however, have a wide range of wines, liquers and cocktails and I have been asked to think about their range of chocolates and how them could possibly go together.
One of their ranges is Moser Roth Privat Chocolatiers, come in a range of flavours and each box contains 5 individually wrapped pieces.
Cream Sherry is sweet and thick as wee as creamy and decadent. It is my choice to have the Aldi Mosser Roth Caramel, a smooth milk chocolate with crunchy caramel pieces. The hint of caramel works really well with the sweet smoothness of the Cream Sherry.
Mr R often drinks cognac and Drambuie which has a slight orange taste. I thought therefore that the Chevalier Cognac would go really well with the Mousse au Chocolat (Orange mousse whipped inside dark 85% cocoa.
The Cream Sherry is a winner as well with both the Mousse au Chocolate and the Orange & Almond (an orange flavoured dark chocolate with almond pieces). The orange fruit is mirrored in the sweetness of the sherry.