Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery’s Glögg — Wow! Warm this wine in a slow cooker on “low” for 10–15 minutes before serving. Afterwards, place the setting on “warm,” so as not to lose any of the warmth. So many aromas linger from the spices! We noticed clove, cinnamon, mulled spices, and orange zest on the palate. This is a complex and beautiful wine that would be perfect to sip snuggled up on a snowy day or by a cozy fire. It reminds us of the joyful comforts during the holidays.
What they say: Traditional Scandanavian heated spiced wine made with almonds, raisins, orange peel, sugar and traditional spices, including cardomom , cinnamon, and cloves Excellent alone or served with nuts, fruit, breads, etc.
Carolina Heritage‘s Glogg is full of so many delicious spices that I thought a gingerbread loaf would pair nicely with the warm beverage.
—Chef Katie Picher
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 Cup turbinado sugar
3/4 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 Cup buttermilk
Method of Preparation:
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Stir together the flour, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
- In an electric mixer, cream together your sugar and butter until combined. Add the molasses and vanilla while the mixer is on. Mix well, then slowly add the eggs, preferably one at a time, until well mixed.
- Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, and slowly add the buttermilk. Mix well.
- Spoon the batter into a greased loaf pan, mini loaf pans, or even muffin pans. There are so many sizes you can bake this batter in!
- Bake at 350° for 45–50 minutes for the loaf pan, about 35–40 minutes for the mini loaf pans, and about 20–25 minutes for the muffin tins.
- Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. This makes it easier to get the baked goodness out.
- Remove from the pan and cool.
Eat, sip, and enjoy!
Until our next glass…
Go local. Drink Carolinas. 🍷