On a recent trip to France to find inspiration for our French cooking classes and teambuilding cooking classes, the Wickedfood cooking school team discovered this mouthwatering desert at Le Gué du Holme.
1 bottle good quality medium-bodied dry red wine (Saumur is used in France)
1 1/4 cup (250g) sugar
1 vanilla pod cut in half
1 stick of cinnamon
6 leaves of fresh mint
5-6 Sechuan peppercorns
3-4 whole cloves
500g summer berries in season such as red
currants, raspberries, and strawberries
4 scoops berry sorbet or good quality vanilla ice-cream
Bring the red wine and sugar to a boil. Add the spices and cook until reduced to 1/3. Strain the liquid and chill.
To serve, arrange a medley of berries on individual plates, around the sorbet or ice-cream, and pour the wine sauce over this.
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Runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.
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