Mulled Wine Jelly
If you have any left over red wine from the heavy festive period next month, or any cream left over from all those desserts then this is the perfect recipe for you. I used a bottle of mulled wine (the type that’s already infused and spiced) but you can use some red wine and add those festive flavours, such as cinnamon, star anise & cloves. To his recipe I added a clementine, mascarpone cream, which was actually left over from the filling of our Christmas Eve yule log. But just use what you have, double cream is fine!
300ml red wine or mulled wine
300ml cranberry juice
1 cinnamon stick
A grating of fresh nutmeg
5 gelatine sheets or vegetarian friendly
4 tablespoons double cream or dairy free cream
Zest of 1 clementine
Icing sugar to taste
1 Place the wine, cranberry juice, sugar and cinnamon in a large pan. Add the nutmeg and prick the clementines with a fork. Add to the pan and heat slowly until the sugar has dissolved. If you’re using plain red wine you will want to leave the mixture to infuse.
2 Soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes. Bring the wine back to a simmer (if you let it infuse). Squeeze the water out of the gelatine and add to the simmering wine mixture.
3 Stir well until the gelatine dissolves. Combine both mixtures and pour into 6 glasses.
4 Set in the fridge.
To serve, whip your double cream to soft peaks, add icing sugar to your desired sweetness & add in the zest of one clementine. Dollop on some of your cream & serve with friends & family!