Can I incorporate Whiskey or Bourbon into cooking?
I have never been the biggest fan of whiskey or bourbon, but recently I have found that if I have a whiskey or bourbon cocktail, it tastes amazing. Along those lines, can I incorporate whiskey or bourbon into cooking? Any recipe ideas?
Yes! Bourbon ice cream is an amazing twist on regular vanilla ice cream. Bon Appetit has a great recipe, but you'll have to experiment with the recipe a little to concentrate the bourbon flavor without greatly reducing the freezing point of the ice cream...
Oct 18, 2011 at 1:33pm
Oct 18, 2011 at 12:13pm
Definitely! First off, whiskey and bourbon are one and the same thing, Bourbon is a species of whiskey. Second, there are twists, for instance, on a lot of classic Southern recipes using Bourbon, such as pecan pie, sweet potatoes, various sauces, etc. The easiest way to incorporate it is into desserts and baked goods. But it definitely works for other dishes, like beef stew and ham . I recommend picking up a versatile inexpensive one such as Old Grandad, Early Times, Maker's Mark or George Dickel (which is a whiskey blend). I DON'T recommend using Jack Daniels, however. The coal taste is sometimes too overpowering. There are some great recipes on the web, including on the brand sites themselves.
Oct 18, 2011 at 3:47pm