Monday, September 22, 2008

Curing the Blues While Baking with Booze...

Seriously...I can't express the sheer joy I get out of cooking with alcohol...

Be it ginger cake with stout, cookies with chocolate and stout...drinking the stout while baking (I mean, the recipe only called for a little bit so it would be wasteful not to drink the rest of the bottle...and I hate waste :)

Tequila cookies, whisky balls (woohoo!)...and today...wait for it...

Apricot Brandy cookies!!!

At last, a use for the huge bottle of peach-tree schnapps I had on hand (it's not just for brunch anymore!) Though the apricot brandy is the true star in my liquorific test kitchen right now...

That's right...two of my favorite things combined to my absolute delight! Those of you who know me know my love affair with apricots...it's almost wrong how much I love them. The aroma in my kitchen right now is pure bliss...and Kim would adore how warm my oven has made my entire apartment... :)

I have experimented with the recipe all evening (while watching the emmys) and I think the third time was the charm...I'll let my taste-buds be the judge...



Mmmmm....pretty darn good...

1 comment:

JustJen said...

Yay Lee Ann! Welcome to the blogging world and good luck! Post lots and lots of pictures of your trip, I want to see them! And hey, if you're going to post apricot brandy cookie pictures, the least you can do is send some to me...or atleast post the recipe :)