Baking hot summer!

Strawberries, peaches, raspberries, limes… the latest WEEKEND magazine showcases sensational bakes, from Jane’s Patisserie Celebrate! by Jane Dunn, with Olly’s top tipples to go with them

Champagne Raspberry Possets 

Olly’s pairing:
Araldica Moscato d’Asti 2021 (5%) £7.99 (£5.99 in a mix six deal), Majestic

Moscato d’Asti reminds me of liquid sherbet. It’s an underrated, lightly sparkling sweet wine from Italy. That touch of spritz creates a gorgeous contrast with the silky possets.

Margarita Cupcakes

Olly’s pairing: Moth Margarita (14.9%) £3.90/125ml, Tesco

A fast and fabulous summery cocktail, this margarita in a can is perfect with the cupcakes, especially if you moisten and dip the rim of your glass in sugar, rather than salt, before pouring.

Eton Mess Cake

Olly’s pairing: The Best Botrytis Semillon 2018 (11.5%) £7.25/375ml, Morrisons

A little goes a long way since this sticky lush treat from Australia is so laden with flavour. The classic way of serving is from the fridge into small glasses, but in hot weather try pouring it into small tumblers over heaps of crushed ice. Either way, this superb semillon is ace with Eton Mess!

Peach Raspberry Cake

Olly’s pairing: De Kuyper Peachtree Liqueur (20%) £15.95,

This prime peach liqueur is one bottle my drinks cabinet could never be without when the sun is out. It’s great for making quick Bellinis (just top up with prosecco), but for this dessert I’d serve over a mini-mountain of ice in a tumbler. It’s the soul of summertime.

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

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

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