Dinner tonight was fun, but I enjoyed dessert much more. I made Drunken Strawberries and Cream. This is actually very easy to make and tastes wonderful! First, I quartered a pound of fresh strawberries and put them in a bowl with about a 3/4 cup of shiraz, a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon. I covered the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. (I used shiraz because I really like shiraz, but any sweet or semi-sweet red wine like sherry or port will work.)

When you are ready to serve, whip a half cup of heavy cream, two tablespoons of powdered sugar, and two tablespoons of the wine from the strawberries until the cream is firm. Remove the berries from the wine with a slotted spoon and top them with the whipped cream in serving bowls. Serve the wine in glasses on the side as a quick cordial.

This doesn’t take long to make, and it’s sweet with just a hint of a spicy note from the cinnamon. The wine is a great way to relax after the meal and unwind at the end of the day. Given the week we’ve had, it was a welcome refreshment.

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