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