' Sierra Knolls Winery - Recipes with wine


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SK Signature Fudge

This ultra creamy dark chocolate fudge is enhanced with the addition of
our decadent chocolate dessert wine.  A real flavor explosion to be savored
slowly as it melts in your mouth!
A great pairing with our sparkling wine, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, or Primitivo

1 11oz package bittersweet or dark chocolate chips (We use 60% cocoa)
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter, melted
1-2 tsp vanilla
1-3 tbsp SK chocolate dessert wine (or SK Ruby dessert wine)

Place chocolate chips and cream in microwave safe bowl.
Heat 1 1/2 minutes in microwave.
Remove and stir until cream and chocolate is combined and smooth.
Add butter and stir to completely combine.
Add vanilla and dessert wine and stir to combine.

Pour into a wax or parchment paper-lined 10 x 6.5" pan.
Chill in refridgerator until set.
Turn out and cut into desired sized squares.  (Makes about 60 1" squares)

SK Decadent Chocolate Brownies

We like Ghiradelli Brownie Mix.  Substitute SK Chocolate Dessert Wine for the water 
in the recipe.  VOILA!  Simple!  Bake until just done.  (Do not over bake.)
These are ridiculouly delicious....rich and moist...and amazing paired with our fine red wines!

Looking for a beautiful, simple and over the top decadent dessert?  
The flavors meld in a way difficult to describe!  Magical! Steve's favorite!

Decadent Ice Cream Sundae  (adults only, please!)

Natural vanilla ice cream (We like Breyers's All Natural)
Square of pound cake (optional)
SK Chocolate Dessert Wine
Fresh raspberries
Shaved Dark Chocolate (60+%)
Dollop of whippped cream, if desired.

Place small slice or square of pound cake in small bowl or wine glass
Top with scoop of icecream
Pour desired amount of wine over ice cream (1/2 to 1 oz suggested)
Add 3 fresh raspberries
Sprinkle with shaved chocolate
Top with whipped cream, if desired.

SK Winter Wassail  serves 8

2 cups water
1 cup honey
4 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
4 whole allspice
2 lemons, thinly sliced
1 750ml bottle red wine (We used Primitivo, but also try Merlot, Sangio, Syrah)

Boil the water, honey, cloves, and cinnamon for five minutes. Remove from the heat, add the lemons. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. 

Add the wine and heat slowly until just below the boiling point. Serve hot.  We served ours from a crockpot set on "Warm."