Looking to take your baking up a notch?
Want your friends and family to be awed by the flavour and heavenly texture of your baking?
There’s a simple trick – reach for the Sussex spirits!
Don’t just reserve them for cocktails, or you’ll be missing out on a world of spirits enjoyment.
How do spirits enhance baking?
If rich, moist and flavoursome desserts are what you desire, then a splash of something special will add that je ne sais qoui to your baking. Your friends will be clamoring for the recipe…
Whether a strong, aromatic spirit (such as walnut liqueur) or a simple Sussex gin, you’ll get a nice, boozy quality to complement your cakes, brownies and bakes. And, even if using a ‘neutral’ spirit such as our Sussex vodka, alcohol reacts with other flavour elements to truly enhance taste.
Whats more, if you’re perfecting a pastry crust – add vodka! For a buttery, flaky crust that is positively dreamy, swapping vodka for water will inhibit gluten formation (while allowing the dough to combine) for the ultimate baking hack.
Why choose Sussex spirits?
Quality matters! A bottle of the good stuff can go a long way and result in a superior end product. Low end spirits can be bitter and artificially flavoured – don’t risk your cake!
Plus, you’re supporting local business, making your desserts that much sweeter!
How to use:
You can add a splash of your favourite liquor into batter to imbue with flavour and create a denser, moisture texture.
Seeking a stronger kick? Pour alcohol over baking, soak a sponge cake layer or add to a glaze/creamy frosting. You’ll taste the difference – that’s for sure!
And don’t forget the final way to use spirits: pour yourself a glass while your dessert cooks – you’ve earned it…
Sussex Vodka Cake
Want to cook something sweet with a Sussex spirit? Great! We’ve got a fabulous lemony-vodka cake recipe to show you just how delicious baking with spirits can be…
For the cake
170g of Sussex butter
300 of fine sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp powdered vanilla
A pinch of salt
6 highest welfare Sussex eggs
1 organic, unwaxed lemon, peel grated. (reserve 1 tsp for the glaze)
400g creamy bio-live Sussex yogurt
1/3 cup of Sussex Silver Birch vodka (*SALE*)
Preheat the oven to 180c. Combine the butter, sugar, eggs and lemon in a bowl until smooth and fluffy. Gently add in the yogurt and vodka.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Add to the wet mixture and mix to form a smooth batter. Pour the batter into your desired baking tray and cook for approximately 30 minutes.
For the glaze, mix the sugar, vodka and lemon in a pan on a low heat for a few minutes to form a syrup. When the cake base has cooled, gently press a fork into the surface to create indentations. Pour the glaze over to imbue with sweet lemony-vodka goodness.
**Fancy baking with alcohol? Check out our January sale – while stocks last!**
Now reduced – Sussex Silver Birch Vodka
A pure, smooth and refined vodka brewed in the stunning beauty of the South Downs National Park. With a hint of spring Sussex silver birch for delicate sweetness and aroma.