Alongside a talent in filmmaking, the famous Francis Ford Coppola has turned a penchant for winemaking into a successful business. His rosé Sofia, named after his daughter, also in the film industry, is presented in a bottle with a bijou label and matching elegant flavours.
Embracing the blend of syrah and pinot noir in this bottle, I’ve opted for a dish featuring a traditional summery ingredient: the humble strawberry. Using this rosé as a poaching liquid combined with a floral honey, the subtle strawberry, cardamom and lemon peel notes are enhanced and create a beautiful combination with classic dainty crêpes and nutty pistachios.
A big thank you to Noble Estates for providing a selection of summery wines to work on wine pairings with! Stay tuned to find the next recipes featuring carefully selected wines!
- 200g flour
- 20g sugar
- 10g baking powder
- 2g salt
- 400g milk
- 1 large egg
- 20g neutral oil or butter
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg and oil.
- Using a whisk, slowly combine wet ingredients into dry, avoiding clumps.
- Wrap bowl in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30min-overnight.
- Stir the crêpe mix and add water or milk until you reach the consistency of cream.
- On medium heat, lightly oil or butter a large pan (I use a pastry brush).
- Ladle 1/3-1/2 cup of batter and spread evenly to coat the pan.
- Cook for 1-2 min or until edges are golden, flip and cook another 1 min until cooked.
- Wrap in damp towel while you prepare the remaining crêpes.
- 1 lbs strawberries
- 250ml Sofia rosé wine
- 2-3 tbsp. honey of choice, or to taste
- Remove the stems from the strawberries.
- In a large saucepan, add wine and honey and warm until dissolved.
- Add strawberries and simmer for 5 min or until soft when pricked.
- Remove from heat and separate strawberries from poaching liquid.
- Reduce the poaching liquid by half.
- Taste and adjust sweetness to preferred level.
Serve with whipped mascarpone or plain yoghurt and topped with roasted pistachios for the perfect combination.