It's National Bourbon Day. Check out our post at Lucindaville for fun facts and a bit of history.
We feel that there is really no food that cannot be improved with a shot of bourbon. Tossed in the recipe and on the side as well. Really we don't care. Since it is national bourbon day, we are offering a shout out to Albert Schmid who wrote The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook. It received the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Book for Cooking with Drinks in the World and (yes, AND) the Best Book for Cooking with Wines, Beers and Spirits in the USA.
It has drinks and cool recipes all featuring bourbon. So really, it is a kind of no-brainer. There is this famous recipe for breakfast.
The Most Famous of All Kentucky Breakfasts
1 quart bourbon whiskey
The man throws the steak to the dog and drinks the bourbon.
A chef and a jokester!
What is on the menu? The best candy/cookie/balls on the planet...
Kentucky Bourbon Balls
1 cup fine graham cracker crumbs
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup Kentucky bourbon
1 cup superfine sugar
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, pecans and cocoa and mix well. Add honey and bourbon and mix well. Shape into 3/4 inch balls and coat with superfine sugar.
There is something about storing them, but just eat them all up.
Happy National Bourbon Day.