Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style

Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
If it's cold or you're in the snow, you will appreciate mulled wine which warms body and soul... There are as many mulled wine recipes as ski runs, so here is a basic one that you can easily adapt to your taste.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 red wine 1 litre red wine
  • 2 orange 3 oranges
  • 3 grapefruit 1 grapefruit
  • 4 Vanilla sugar 1 sachet Vanilla sugar
  • 5 caster sugar 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 6 cinnamon 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • Total weight: 2,315 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
I advise you to use a very basic wine.

Pour 1 litre red wine into a pan and bring to the boil on medium heat.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Meanwhile, cut fruit in half, set half an orange and a half grapefruit aside, and squeeze the others.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Scrub the skin of the other 2 half fruit thoroughly, and cut into small pieces, with both peel and flesh on each as far as possible.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
When wine boils, set light to the alcohol vapours (a pretty blue flame) by holing a flame above the pan.

Leave all alcohol to burn off, which will take about 2-3 minutes.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Pour fruit juice into wine.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Add 1 sachet Vanilla sugar, 5 tablespoons caster sugar, and 1 pinch cinnamon, mix well.

Stage 7 - 1 hour
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Add pieces of fruit, turn down heat to minimum and leave to simmer until drinking time (but at least one hour).

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
Serve in glasses or mugs, a generous helping of wine and a few fruits.
Many people think that the most important thing in mulled wine is the spices, but for me it's more the wine-fruit mix which gives the delicious hint of acidity. Then you can add whatever you want: vanilla, cinnamon, aniseed, pepper,...

For a quick mulled wine, forget: vanilla sugar, grapefruit and cinnamon.

For a glittering presentation, serve in glasses (not mugs) with the edges dipped in white egg then caster sugar.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Home made, and this recipe is dedicated to David who will certainly bemoan the short measure of cinnamon.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,621 Kcal or 6,787 Kj11 gr183 gr0 gr
81 %4 %17 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
70 Kcal or 293 Kj< 1 gr8 gr0 gr
4 %<1 %1 %0 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
270 Kcal or 1,130 Kj2 gr31 gr0 gr
14 %1 %3 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 9.37 €
  • Per person : 1.56 €

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Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Coq au vin, Winemaker's toast, Saucipain, How to slow cook meat, Two-stage beef chuck , ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mulled apple juice, Cornmeal baps for Anne, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Lemon creams, Gâteau Basque , ... All
OrangeOrange: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Flambéd bananas , Mouna, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Panettone, Hazelnut and orange cake, ... All
GrapefruitGrapefruit: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Grapefruit cake, Fruit salad, How to peel a fruit, Citrus tart, Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , ... All
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  • Cold, blustery, rainy day in New York today. Perfect day for mulled wine. Thank goodness its warm enough not to snow:)
    Posted by Louise february 22th 2009 at 17:20 (n° 1)
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