I came across a lovely recipe which will refresh tired taste buds after the Christmas dishes we have been enjoying over the past few days.
1 pint water
1 cinnamon stick
rind of 1 lemon
1 Earl Grey teabag
285ml fruity red wine
juice of 1 orange
4 leaves of gelatine (pre-soaked in cold water for 10 minutes)
Place the water, sugar, cinnamon stick and the lemon and orange rinds in a saucepan and heat gently. Keep stirring till the sugar has dissolved and then boil for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and add the Earl Grey teabag. Leave to soak for a couple of minutes and then remove. Stir in the red wine, the orange juice and the soaked gelatine leaves. Leave to cool.
When cooled, remove the lemon and orange rinds and the cinnamon stick, and pour the cold liquid into six glasses. Leave in a cool place to set. This makes a super dessert but if you'd like to try this with a sweet dessert white like Sauternes it makes a delicious accompaniment to cold cuts of turkey or roast beef!