I recently came across this recipe in a magazine and of course I had to try it.
Blackberries in Champagne
1 quart fresh blackberries
2 to 3 teaspoons sugar
1 cup chilled sparkling white wine
fresh tarragon or mint
Wash the blackberries, put them in a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle with sugar and toss. Pour the wine over the berries, give a gentle stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Divide the berries and bubbly among four dessert dishes and garnish with a sprig of fresh tarragon or mint.
Be creative with dessert dishes. Small fruit nappies are an obvious choice, but footed sherbet glasses would be great, as would large-ish brandy snifters, as long as the opening is large enough to comfortably accommodate a spoon.
The recipe I saw called for tarragon but I think mint works better. I haven’t tried this with raspberries or strawberries, but I’m sure either would work just as well.
Until next time,