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GIVEAWAY: Share the warmth.

June 24, 2013

On Saturday night I hosted a Sedgwick’s Old Brown dinner party at my house with some friends. The whole theme of the night was ‘Share the Warmth’ so I asked another friend of mine Jono Hall, who is a brilliant chef to come on over and cook with this idea in mind. He made us a 4-course meal, which was super delicious, I’m still dreaming about the doughnut STARTER. Yes the starter was made up of mini doughnuts, cream, melted chilli chocolate, pomegranates and a shot of Sedgwick’s Old Brown on the side, I would of been happy to just have that for supper, in fact at this stage I was wishing none of the guests had arrived so I could of just ploughed through all 10 servings.

We then had Sherry Flambé Livers on Toast, Hunters Pie with Green Beans and Asparagus and ended on a Boozy Marshmallow, Grape and Buried Chocolate Bread drizzled with Custard and Sedgwick’s Old Brown. We were all stuffed and happy, like little piggies in a pen somewhere on a farm in Illovo.

We then drank a whole bottle of Old Brown and proceeded to chat about important matters plaguing the world and Kanye West. Ha.

 

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I also bought some cool gifts to giveaway at my little swaray, thanks to Sedgwick’s. I bought myself a mini iPad (sometimes you just have to spoil yourself), then I gave away a brand spanking new iPod to one of my guests (Barry won it) and then I thought I would share the warmth a bit more and buy one of you guys a black iPod shuffle. Anyone keen for one?

 

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All you have to do is:

1. Leave me a comment on my blog.

2. Tweet at me @miss_luckypony letting me know that you want it – make sure you use the #sharethewarmth hashtag (this is very important).

Easy right? And this is going to be a super quick giveaway too. I’m going to randomly choose a winner on Friday (28th of June). Anyone is free to enter as long as you #sharethewarmth 

I’m also going to share 3 more things with you guys – recipes for 3 of the dishes we had on the night. They were all delicious and you should totally try them out. Enjoy.

*Also if you are looking for something fun and unusual to do, Jono runs a cool pop up restaurant called Food Hall, where he prepares delicious food based on a theme and you can buy a seat (or 2, 3, 4) at the table and enjoy it. He is a really good cook and these nights are super fun, so you should totally check them out. 

Chilli hot chocolate cups with mini doughnuts

Ingredients – serves 10

15 Woolies mini-donuts cut in half so that you have 30 halves.
2 slabs chilli dark chocolate
1 slab salted chocolate
1 cup of milk
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
About a cup of cream
1 shot of Sedgwick’s Old Brown per serving

What to do:

Get a pot filled with about 2 cups water on the stove and bring to a boil, then bring the heat down so that it’s simmering gently. Put a flame-proof bowl over the pot and break in the slabs of chocolate. Once they start to melt, begin to gently whisk the liquid chocolate together so that it becomes glossy. Slowly add milk while whisking so that you start to have a thickish liquid that feels like super-indulgent drinking hot chocolate. Taste it at this point, if there isn’t enough of a chilli bite, shake in a few drops of Tabasco sauce (seriously).

In ten espresso cups, pop in the churros/farturas/or three sliced donut halves, pour in the chilli chocolate until about three-quarters full, top up with a bit of pouring cream, sprinkle over some pomegranate seeds and serve with a shot of Sedgwick’s Old Brown on the side.

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Sherry flambé livers on toast

Ingredients – serves 10

4 calf livers, sliced
Large glug of Sedgwick’s Old Brown
Olive oil
2 red onions, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, de-seeded, chopped fine
2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1 tbsp redcurrant jelly
1 tbsp got English mustard
a couple of shakes of Worcestershire sauce
a good splash of red wine vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Cream

Ciabatta bread and thinly-sliced butter lettuce to serve.

What to do

Heat some olive oil in a pan and then get the onions, chilli and garlic in there to fry. When they’re all releasing their smells beautifully, turn down the heat and let them soften and caramelise. The longer you let them gently get sticky, the better the flavour.
Once they’re good and done, scrape the onion out the pan and set aside. Put another splash of olive oil in the same pan, turn the heat up full and let the pan get smoking hot. Then add the livers. Stir them about until browned up nicely (should happen very quickly) then add the Sedgwick’s Old Brown (at this point you can totally light it for a proper flambé, but it’s not essential). It should bubble up and thicken slightly, and as soon as it’s started to reduce a bit, add the vinegar and continue to stir. Then chuck in the onions and carry on stirring, then add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard and red currant jelly (yes, and keep stirring) until the livers are starting to swim in a rich brown sauce. Lower the heat, season with salt and a couple of generous grinds of black pepper, then finally stir in the cream. Let the livers bubble gently in the cream for a minute or two, then serve immediately on the lettuce and crusty hot toast.

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Boozy marshmallow, grape and buried chocolate bread with custard and Old Brown

Ingredients – serves 10

1 kg cake flour
7g dry yeast
650 ml milk
4 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla essence
Marshmallows
1 slab dark chocolate
Seedless red grapes
Sedgwick’s Old Brown

What to do:
In a pot on a very low heat, warm the milk, vanilla essence and honey together, gently stirring it into each other. Meanwhile, combine the yeast and flour and sift to make sure it’s stirred right in.
Empty the flour and yeast onto a clean work-surface, make a well in the centre and start to add the milk and honey mixture, working in the flour as you go. You should start to get a very sticky, elastic dough – which will make a lovely glossy ball after about 5 – 10 minutes of kneading. Pop the dough in a bowl, cover with a wet cloth and let it prove for about an hour. Once that’s done, take the dough and work it into a square, fairly deep oven-proof dish and start to push in marshmallows, grapes and pieces of broken up chocolate. Really get them in there and make sure they evenly spread throughout the bread dough. Then let this prove again for another hour or so until risen once more. Put the bread in an oven, preheated to 180 degrees and bake for 25 minutes or so, or until crusty and brown. Once out the oven, shake over a splash of Sedgwick’s Old Brown and serve piping hot with custard.

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  • michelle June 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Oh please can i have this sweet little thing!

  • Michelle June 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    WANT. yes please:) x

  • delia d June 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

    i want it! yes. i. do. #sharethewarmth
    (#sharethelove #sharethemusic #makemehappy)

  • Cecile June 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    You had me at Doughnut Starter.

  • Carlette June 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

    WANT!!!! :))))

    Thanks for sharing the recipes..think I want to host a sharethewarmth dinner party as well! GREAT IDEA! :)

  • NickiD June 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    ME PLEEEEEEEASE!!! X https://twitter.com/Nicki_Dadic/status/349086501981790208

  • Meg Pascoe June 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Meeeeep! Mini doughnuts! Pomegranate! Chilli! I’m sold…

  • Natasha Marais June 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Nicole Sweet June 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I want it please. It’s awesome :) https://twitter.com/Nixie_Nix/status/349094698671038465

  • Huibri Schalkwyk June 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I would love the ipod or a helping of the desert please!

  • Mariska van Wyk June 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Ooooh yummie!! The doughnuts sound DELICIOUS.

    I would love to have this sexy black ipod so I can ##sharethewarmth with some Sedgwick’s & some rad tunes around the bonfire this winter!
    Please can I haz it!?

    xx
    Mariska

  • Dan Miller June 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Looks like an epic eve!

    Definitely want that awesome little pod!

    Best

  • Laura June 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my goodness I would love this little Shuffle. I need one to take to gym with me when I head off to burn calories after smashing that doughnut starter into my face (totally trying that recipe out!) Please pick me! :) xx

    https://twitter.com/lauraanne89/status/349112453176639488

  • Depashni Marie June 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to win an iPod shuffle :)

  • Tarah Darge June 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Eeeek, would love to win this little guy!!

  • Anda June 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    CAN I HAS THIS?
    loving everything about this post.
    yes please.

  • Ying-Poi De Lacy June 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    This certainly looked like a good night! #sharethewarmth ! P.S. I would love the black iPod shuffle!

  • rehana seedat June 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Yes please. Tweeted as well

  • verushka June 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    oh my gosh such yummy recipes will defo be trying them out :) following on twitter have RT i would love to win and #SHARETHEWINTERWARMTH @verushka143

  • Robynne June 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Oh yes pleeeaasseeeee!!! :) I would love to win the ipod! pick me, pick me!

  • Loraine June 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Ooh, awesome giveaway! Wish my friends had these kinds of parties, instead of just sort of falling together at the same time to watch old movies. Tweeted as Snofferol;)

  • Philli Smit June 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Pick me! I need some cheery music to get over this winter weather

  • petra June 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    share the ipod with meee!

  • Jenny June 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    The doughnut looks extremely nice!!i would like to try it my self. Thanks for sharing the recipe of it.

    I like the ipod shuffle~~it must be useful when i go for an exercise. Hope i can get that!!!

    Thank you again for your sharing.

    All the best!!!

  • Bronwyn June 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Mini Doughnuts—> Get in my belly!!! (And they need their very own soundtrack for which the iPod will come in handy!) #ShareTheWarmth

  • Natasha June 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Yes please, I’d love to win :) It all looks so good.

  • Emma (@vintagevixenCT) June 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    What a lovely post!
    Would love to win this little gadget. Don’t own any Apple products!

  • Megs H June 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Would love to win :) #sharethewarmth! Holding thumbs ;)

  • Nicole June 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I dreamt that I won the iPod last night! It was hidden in a piece of lasagne exactly how the Greeks hide coins in cake. Happy dream!

  • Genevieve June 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    i would love to win the ipod shuffle! mine was stolen, sad face :(

  • Helna June 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I would paleeeeeeze like to have the little giveaway, especially as I’m a bride-to-be..hehe, getting married on the 6th of July and according to one of my bridesmaids I have up till then to ask for anything.

    Oh and I just want to say: I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

    Helna

  • Mary June 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Hello,
    Please please can I have this little guy. I’ve been wanting one for so long.

  • Kevin June 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Angie,
    I would share the warmth by walking around singing all my favourite songs out loud :)

  • Anne June 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Those dishes look amaze – wa! :) think I am gona go make myself that bread pretty much right now. And with a little Old Brown Sherry in this Cape Town stormy weather – would go down quite well.

  • beth_N June 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    would love the ipod please, and those dishes look divine, will have to try to make some.

  • bibi June 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I’m not on twitter, but I just lost my old ipod, so please have pity on me

  • Amy Bryant June 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    need a little bit of warmth in this cold winter #sharethewarmth #winning. ipod shuffle is amaze, but old brown is better :)

  • Candice Ohlson June 26, 2013 at 4:11 am

    ♥Would love to win♥ Nice giveaway! :)

  • being brazen June 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Pick me! my ipod totally went missing months ago….need one badly.

    holding thumbs x

  • Frances June 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    What a yummy dinner. Thanks for the great give-away! *hopeful smile*
    https://twitter.com/My_Fav_Colour/status/349864480760537088

  • Nicola Meyer June 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Love the recipes and the giveaway

  • LinglIng June 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    te lekker!

  • Stephanie Carlsson June 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I’d love the shuffle to go running with after I’ve scoffed these delicious goodies! Yummo!

  • jordan June 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    O!
    what
    a
    night!
    with the #sharethewarmth Old Brown
    now
    please #sharethelove with the old Black ipod shuffle

  • Chelsea June 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I would love to win this lovely little iPod!
    Keeping warm with Sedgwick’s while listening to my favourite tunes, what could be better?! NOTHING.
    #sharethewarmth

  • Ruweida Muhammad June 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Awesome giveaway!!
    @princessruw
    ruweida6@gmail.com

  • Roger June 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I’m so hungover I want all this food, and probably a bottle of Sedwicks too, but the iPod will do for now pretty please. Bonus entry if you live in Illovo? Yes?

  • Rench7 June 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Miss Lucky Pony, I need one right now,, while driving from Plett to Cape Town!! And its black!!! Love it!

  • Mariza June 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Love the pics and the recipes *

  • Amori Brits July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I love love LUV these recipes! Boozy marshmallow thingy, definite must try :)
    Old Brown Sherry got me through studies, little black shuffle should get me through work #sharethewarmth

    :)