May 21, 2016 by Angie
I wanted to drink sangria so I made some. I perused a lot of recipes first. All of them called for sugar, artificial sweetener, soda with high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweetener, or simple syrup. I think that’s overkill. It’s wine with fruit and fruit juice in it. Isn’t that sweet enough? So here it is: my no sugar added sangria. I didn’t miss the sugar at all.
A glass of cold sangria
750 mL Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 cup brandy
1/3 cup orange liqueur
1 cup club soda
juice of 1 lime
1 navel orange, halved and sliced
1 green apple, cut into wedges
1 red apple, cut into wedges
1/2 lemon, cut into rounds
Combine the wine, brandy, orange liqueur, and club soda in a large pitcher. Squeeze in the juice of one lime. Squeeze in the juice of half of the orange. Stir well. Add the other half of the orange slices, the green and red apple wedges, and lemon rounds. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Pour over ice and enjoy!
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October 18, 2015 by Angie
I saw this recipe in an ad from Publix Liquors. It seemed like a delicious fall take on a favorite drink. Robbie made it for me and it is delicious.
2 shots of apple cider (the non-alcoholic kind)
1.5 shots of silver tequila
3/4 of a shot of orange liqueur
1/2 oz. lime juice (Robbie used the juice from half a lime.)
apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
1. Fill your glass with ice.
2. Pour all of the liquid ingredients into the glass and stir. If you own a shaker, that would probably be better, but we don’t and it worked out fine.
3. Garnish and enjoy!
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December 27, 2012 by Angie
The challenge for Week 51 of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge was to bake a traditional Christmas dessert from another country. I chose this Bavarian apple torte. I’m not sure how authentic it is but this recipe, and similar variations, are quite popular online so I went for it. I followed the recipe except I used just two apples instead of four. Frankly, I was tired of peeling and slicing apples. I had enough to cover the top completely with a pretty thick layer so I think I got the desired effect.
I made it at my parents’ house and, between the four of us, we ate the whole thing in two days. I thought it tasted awesome and it looks very fancy for the amount of time and effort I put into it. I would definitely make it again.
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September 7, 2012 by Angie
Week 36 of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge is apples. I made this apple crisp from the Post Punk Kitchen. I kinda did a combo of her cinnamon apple crisp and apple crisp recipes from that site. I only had this 8×8 inch glass pan so I adapted things unscientifically to fit in this smaller pan and also skimped on the sugar. Other than the slight bummer of peeling, coring, and cutting six apples, it was easy and required little active time (has to bake for a while but that doesn’t count). As for the taste, I am impressed. Robbie the dessert-snubber had seconds.
Yummy oat and brown sugar topping.
You can see the juicy apple slices on the inside.
It’s a struggle getting it onto the plate in one piece but it’s delicious once it gets there.
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