Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 15: Cookies and Wine

So, Terry is a genius. We made a biscotti test recipe for the cookie book that she and Isa are working on. I have to take some of these to work today before we eat them all.

We enjoyed the biscotti last night after dinner with a glass of muscadine wine. Muscadines are a thick-skinned grape that is native to the southeastern United States. They come in red/purple, and in a greenish/bronze variety called scuppernongs. My great aunt had muscadine vines in her back yard, and I ate many of them as a child. It is a different experience from eating other grapes, as the skin is too thick to eat, so you are only after the innards. It can get messy, but it is fun.

Aunt Cora was a strict Baptist so she only made jelly and juice from her muscadines. However, many other people in the South turn them into wine. The kind Bryophyte recently procured some local North Carolina muscadine wine for us. It's fresh, grapey, sweet, and best when chilled. If you like dessert wines, you will enjoy it.


kittee said...

I a not a fan of munching on muscadines, but i'm sure i would love the wine. I freakin' love sweet dessert wines. I could drink a nice tawny port at any point on any day. My favorite~


JohnP said...

If that is the case, you would definitely like it!

Bex said...

I have a sweet wine weakness as well. It looks like I should get on trying those biscotti too.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Biscotti and sweet wine!

Terry Hope Romero said...

And here I've been eating biscotti with cold water (or tea if I get it together). You sir are the genius.