Delectable Dessert Buffets
Why Have Just One Dessert When You Can Have Many? (accd to CBS news Early Show)
A dessert buffet was the topic this morning for Tori Ritchie, chef and cookbook author on CBS Early show's Five Minute Chef (scroll down and click on the picture with Essensia). Tori had called us several times in the past few weeks to alert us that Essensia would be on her show as the featured dessert wine to go with an orange upside cake. On this morning's show, the bottle of Essensia was prominently shown and described properly as an Orange Muscat wine. She explained that it didn't contain oranges but has an orange flavor from the grape variety used. Only one little mistake: she said Essensia wasn't fortified. Actually it is fortified to a moderate (compared to Madeira and Port) 15% alcohol level.
The dessert was described on the Early Show website as "individual Orange Butter Cakes". According to their site, one should: "Serve these cakes with an orange Muscat wine. With the mellow flavor and delicate scent of apricots and a light almond aftertaste, orange Muscats complement many fruit desserts, including these individual cakes made from fresh orange segments. Ritche serves this with crème anglaise and a glass of Muscat."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.