6 oz (175 ml) of red wine

1 large orange, finely pared rind only

2 lemons, finely pared rind and strained juice

1 inch (2.54 cm) cinnamon stick

6 whole cloves

8 cardamom pods

2 tablespoons of brandy

2 oz (50 g) caster sugar

1 cup (300 ml) double cream, chilled

Dessert biscuits


Pour the red wine into a stainless steel saucepan.

Add orange rind, lemon rind and juice, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom pods, brandy and caster sugar.

Bring just up to a boil, then remove from heat, cover and let stand overnight (or at least 2 hours).

A few hours before serving, strain the wine through a nylon seive into a large bowl.

Discard the orange and lemon rinds and spices.

Pour the double cream into a bowl with the prepared wine and whisk until the mixture holds a soft peak.

Spoon into serving glasses.

Cover glasses with plastic wrap and chill until serving.

Serve with dessert biscuits


JaneMarple9's recipe was taken with permission.

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