Drinks for Brilliant Bakes!

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly’s pairs the drinks for brilliant bakes for  absolute beginners from a new book by the author of Jane’s Patisserie.

Easy Fruit Tart

Olly’s cider pairing: Sxollie Cripps Pink Cider (4.5%, 500ml) £2.35, Sainsbury’s

Gently fruity without being overly sweet, this superbly balanced cider with no added sugar or concentrate is great served cold with Jane’s Easy Fruit Tart.

Brownie Cake

Olly’s wine pairing: Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout (0.5%, 330ml) £1.50, Morrisons

This deliciously creamy low-alcohol stout makes a sumptuous velvet pairing when served cool in white wine glasses with the Brownie Cake.

Vanilla Sprinkle Doughnuts

Olly’s wine pairing: Finest Cream Sherry (18%, 37.5cl) £7.25, Tesco

With a sweet orangey tang, this is a high-impact delight to enjoy with Vanilla Sprinkle Doughnuts. A hidden gem best served fridge-cold in little glasses.

Mini Quiches

Olly’s wine pairing: Specially Selected Coteaux de Béziers Viognier Grenache 2022 (13%) £6.99, Aldi

Quiche calls for a white wine with rich texture and this good-value French beauty has the silkiness of marmalade minus the sweetness.

Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake

Olly’s wine pairing: Valdo Oro Puro Prosecco Superiore DOCG (11%) £8.99 (reduced from £13.99 until 26 September), Waitrose

This prosecco is fruitier and more intense than most, so serve it in flutes with cupcakes for a sense of occasion.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 23rd August 2023.

Read the full column and get all the lip smacking recipes HERE.

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