Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Borrachitos! Wine Syrup Cakes...

One of the fun discoveries as you grow up is to discover little hidden adult only treats full of alcohol!  The cakes that were always just out of reach when you were little.  One of the elusive treats which my grandfather Antonio loved that used to grace the parties was borrachitos made with white wine and wine syrup! 


  • 125grams of butter
  • 275 grams of sugar
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 210 grams of plain flour
  • 3 tea spoons of baking powder
Wine Syrup:
  • 440 grams of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of white wine
Place the egg in a bowl and mix adding the sugar in small amounts.  Add the egg yolks one by one alternating with the wine, plain flour and baking powder.  Mix well.

Make the Wine syrup by putting all the ingredients into a  pot and stirring over a low heat to boil until syrupy texture is achieved.

In a well lined rectangular bowl place the cake mixture (about 2.5cm depth).  Place in 180 degree pre-heated over for 25mins until cooked through.  Once cooked through take out of the oven and leave to cool down.  Cut into squares and pour the wine syrup over the cakes and allow to dry (soak up) the syrup.  Serve and enjoy!

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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