Friday, April 24, 2009

Celebrate Good Time, Come On!

Today I attended the last class of my law school career! I know…How exciting. I am going to a small celebration of a great year event tonight and I wanted to bring something…special. Well, what better to celebrate than with a little alcohol? I bought a rather large bottle of French Vanilla Kahlúa for a special reason that shall be revealed later this month ;-). So, I have been trying to use up the remainder of the bottle buy cooking different treats.

Adult Chocolate Chip Cookies
The way in which true sophisticated adults would want their cookies- Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Kahlúa!
The recipe is simple. Start with the basic chocolate chip recipe. Replace half of the chips with dark chocolate chips and replace the other half with white chocolate chips. Lastly, depending on just how much Kahlúa taste you want, start by replacing the vanilla extract in the recipe with Kahlúa. If that is not enough, and in my case it was not, I replaced the liquid the eggs would provide with Kahlúa. Between the Kahlúa and any other liquid you use, go for the consistency to be similar to your normal recipe. I used 3/4 a cup and no eggs.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Kahlúa Butter Cream Frosting
The best way to celebrate and not look like an alckie is to mix your alcohol in your uncooked food, so the intoxicating components don’t evaporate :-) Just kidding. But, Kahlúa does have a special way of adding an extra diminution of flavor to your treat.
Modifying your favorite butter cream frosting recipe, trade off all liquid in your recipe for Kahlúa depending on your taste. I traded off 2 tbs of milk and 1 tsp of vanilla with Kahlúa.

So get out your favorite alcohol and consider how to modify your favorite recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! Those cookies sound like HEAVEN! Oh I may have to try those out.:)