I know what you’re thinking. This post goes against everything you were raised to believe. It’s okay, just go with it. I felt the same hesitancy at first but, as soon as I began researching recipes with whiskey and saw that the recipes had all of my absolute number one favorite things (dark chocolate, caramel, sea salt, toffee), I knew it was meant to be. My heart rate slowed, my nerves settled and, suddenly, all was right in the world. Or was that the whiskey…
Either way, here are five reasons why whiskey is always a good idea, starting with a dish that I just finished making. I’ll let you know how it turned out tomorrow ;)
If you know me at all, you know I will never pass up a chance to add dark chocolate to an already amazing dessert. This is why Joy Wilson is my spirit animal. I’ve been digging the southern influence her cooking has taken on ever since she ditched town and moved to N’awlins and I cannot WAIT to dig into this pie tomorrow.
I thought my Mexican Salted Caramel was the
shit bees knees but this one looks muito bom. To be honest, I never really had a chance with this one. I’m a sucker for fruit pies and I love the contrast of the smoky caramel atop the sweet, gooey apples.
R U SRS RN?! Here we go again with the whiskey caramel. I just couldn’t pass this one up, with the whiskey all dark and caramelized sitting perfectly on top of those sexy little cheesecake squares. And THE SEA SALT, omgggg the sea salt!
My crush on The Bojon Gourmet is getting seriouser and seriouser. She adds whiskey to these ultra dark chocolate fudgey brownies for a little “je ne sais quoi”. Umm… oui, s’il vous plait.
True story: Engish Toffee is one my reasons for existence. It probably accounts for 12% of the fat cells in my body. Tutti Dolci uses whiskey in this recipe to intensify the toffee, adding a rich caramelized flavor. I am currently resisting the urge to make these and keep them under my pillow to eat on dark, stormy nights.
Do you think whiskey is always a good idea? Have you ever cooked with whiskey before? Will you try one of these recipes?