Category Archives: Alcoholic!
When I was little, my mom would make this dessert for parties that nobody could seem to get enough of. It’s sweet, creamy, dense, chocolatey, and boozey. And it really lives up to its name, as you might say it’s almost sinfully good. I decided to make some this week because I hadn’t had it in a really long time and I discovered one more thing about it that I love, in the process. It’s also pretty easy to make!
Molecular Gastronomy is an ever-increasingly popular form of cooking that uses ingredients we already know and love to reinvent the way we experience food. One of my favorite molecular cooking techniques is creating food gels. Sometimes this requires special materials, but not always! One easy way to look like a molecular pro is by making Jello shots. I’m all about Jello shots. In fact, I made some just a couple weeks ago for some friends I had over. But these aren’t like any Jello shot you’ve ever had. They’re not fruity, they don’t taste like cough syrup (or even like alcohol, really), and they don’t come from a sugary, just-add-water packet. These little guys are a perfectly mixed cocktail in a beautiful, albeit jiggly dessert! And they’re fantastic. They’re just firm enough, just sweet enough, and – even better – taste like a vanilla cupcake! Try them, you’ll be so happy you did!
Bananas foster is a warm, buttery, gooey, lick-the-plate-clean kind of dessert and, I have to be honest with you, I’ve never been able to get the recipe just right… until yesterday. I’m not really one to brag (ok, yes I am) but this was so good I was wishing I’d made more – or that I hadn’t shared it.