Red Wine Caramel sauce. Leftover magic
This is the perfect recipe to use when you have a party and have red wine galour left over. if you aren't really a drinker but don't want to waste the left overs than this recipe will make you happy. this recipe uses Australian cups but it doesn't matter, just use equal amounts of sugar and wine.
- 500 ml red wine any kind
- 500 gm caster sugar fine sugar
- 1 whole vanila bean *optional 1 split vanilla bean or a stick of cinnamon
Put the red wine and sugar into a pot
Add the vanilla or cinnamon.
Bring up to the boil and simmer letting it reduce till it starts to look shiny and the bubbles increase. It will be reduced by a bit over 1/2. If it coats the back of a stirring spoon and you can run your finger over it and leave a trail it is done. Once it cools it will thicken more.
It will take approximately 10 minutes. The syrup can always be reduced a little more if it is not to your liking once it chills.