You guys, this little treat will have you go bonkers for brunch. Love me some good ol’ pancakes, but you know what I love even more? Spreading them with insanity haha which is also known as caramelized white chocolate, yep, white chocolate. When was the last time you spread chocolate? Oh what about gluhweim (german-style mulled wine) jam? Yeah, see what I mean?
Caramelized white chocolate is actually easy to make and it yields a great tasting treat (thank you David Lebovitz); when warm it can be spread on almost anything, and I mean anything! (toast, cakes, cookies, you name it), and when it cools down and hardens, you can eat it as is and it tastes super nutty and buttery. Now for the gluhweim, that’s traditionally a winter thing, but heck, weather here is already chilly and rainy, so I’m fast forwarding a season to get this brew going – this jam has anise, cinnamon, red wine, and orange so it’s the perfect treat to get cozy at home.
I made this recipe for the guys at Kendall Jackson wines and you can get the whole scoop and step-by-step on their blog. If you are not able to get the same wine posted there, just remember to use a bold red wine that will stand the aromatics used in the jam.
If you have any questions about the recipe or the method to make the jam or the white chocolate, let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to guide you, seriously, give it a go! Oh and don’t just think this can be made for brunch, I think it can also be made as dessert after dinner, because, breakfast for dinner is how adults do it :P haha I’ma rite?!
Recipe created in partnership with JK Wines. All views my own.