I love Christmas Eve almost as much as I love Christmas Day. I love the little traditions we’ve built up over the years; fetching the turkey, watching Polar Express and having a buffet on Christmas Eve night with lots of mulled wine 🙂
So today’s post is going to be a short one. I want to say a big “THANK YOU!” to anyone who’s liked my posts and followed me. You all rock! And to you and anyone who has read my posts or just come in for a mooch, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!
And, because I like to spread a bit of sparkle and cheer everywhere I go, here’s my favourite recipe for Mulled wine, by the lady herself, Mary Berry. ENJOY!!
You will need:
2 Bottles of 750ml Red Wine (don’t mind if I do :))
I large Orange
2 Cinnamon sticks
150g Caster Sugar
2 Pints of cold water
What do I do?
Peel the orange and lemons with a potato peeler, squeeze out the juice and put to one side. Stab the satsumas with the cloves. Pour the wine into a heavy-bottomed saucepan, with the two pints of cold water, citrus peel and juice. Add the cinnamon sticks and the clove-stabbed satsumas. Put mixture on the hob and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid and leave for around an hour. Stir in the sugar, to taste, gradually over the hour. After the hour, strain the mixture and serve in hot cups.
Thank you, Mary Berry, for this delish recipe. If you want the original recipe, find it here on BBC Food.
Have a very Merry Christmas and I’ll speak to you soon!!!!!!!!! Now, I’m off to pick up my turkey and then, when I come back, I’m going to make some mulled wine (yummy) and stuff my face with chocolates 🙂