How To Turn A £10 Bottle Of Aldi Whisky Into A Hamperful Of Tasty Treats
How To Turn A £10 Bottle Of Aldi Whisky Into A Hamper-Full Of Tasty Treats
I love Aldi. Decent products, limited range of choices so I don’t waste time making lots of decisions, and – of course – low prices. Their very basic £10-a-bottle whisky is a case in point. It’s fine to drink as a mixer (although you wouldn’t confuse it with a good single malt) and is great to splash into stews and gravies, making very cheap ingredients into a real treat. But this week I am going to try and see if I can turn my tenner into lots of lovely festive gifts. Here’s how.
One Cheap Whisky, Five Frugal Foodie Gifts
I will start by making a batch of Irish Cream, using this recipe from BBC Food. Some of it I will bottle for gifts, some I will use to make Whisky Truffles and some I will use to make this divine Baileys & White Chocolate Fudge from Olive. I love the way the Olive website has packaged this fudge, but can tell you that it also looks great cut into hefty chunks and popped into a cellophane bag. Especially if you add in a pack of cranberries at the final stir to Christmas it up a bit. It makes quite a soft, smooth fudge – if you want something more solid and grainy, beat for a few minutes after you switch off the heat.
To package with the fudge and some nice coffee, I will make a quick batch of these Whisky Sugar Rocks from A Subtle Revelry. So simple, so decadent. And so thrifty.
If there is any left after that, I am planning to blow Tartan Dad’s mind on Christmas morning with a big jar of Eat Like A Girl’s Whisky Bacon Jam. And if there’s any left after that… I am going to kick back with a wee hot toddy. Cook’s perk.
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