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Quickie002 – Honey Bourbon (over 21)

Homemade Honey Bourbon

Monday’s Menu!
I got tired of paying 1/3 more at the store for a weaker sweeter honey bourbon… so I figured out a way to make it home. This tastes better, is cheaper, and is made from real bourbon and honey (unlike some others you buy pre-made!

I used bottom shelf when doing this, though Even Williams actually has a decent taste. This takes about 5 minutes, you get more, it is stronger, and it tastes better than what you buy in the store as well! Give it a try yourself!

I have actually had people try this, now they will not buy it pre-made in the store and make twice the amount at home for the half the price! Enjoy!

Ingredients:
44 oz of Evan Williams Bourbon
8oz honey (any brand)
8oz of water (not from tap unless you have a well… no water that tastes or smells like a public pool!)
1oz Brown Sugar Karo

Equipment:
Food Scale
Funnel
Empty Bourbon Bottle

Instructions:
Watch the video silly!

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EP11013 – Strawberries, Cordials & Chocolate Fondant Covered!

Strawberries, Cordials & Chocolate Fondant Covered!

Monday’s Menu!
The chocolate & fondant covered strawberries is a recipe I have been working on and trying to perfect for about 20 years. I have tried various ways of applying the fondant from cold dipped to hot dipped. This recipe has me wrapping fondant around the strawberries before dipping them in chocolate. What you get is a chocolate shell filled with strawberry and sugar juice, a strawberry, and a small fluffy pad of fondant… many different layers & flavors, all of which boarder on almost “too sweet”… but not quite!

The cordial recipe is just for fun, I brought it along because when strawberries are in season, you need to do as much with them as possible, and also to be able to time/gauge when my chocolates are ready inside! This is a great way to judge, as when the cordial is ready, the chocolates are too! This can be anywhere from 4-10 days. (The longer the better!

The idea for this came from a chocolate place called “Betsy Anne” out of PA. They have been around since 1938-ish. I have to say, making them myself they taste much better though. More strawberry taste. Theirs are great, but with anything, when you can make it yourself and you use the best ingredients… it taste’s better!

Ingredients:
Chocolate Fondant Covered Strawberries:
2 lbs+ 10x Powdered sugar (pure cane)
2 lb-ish Melting bar (Milk or Dark Chocolate)
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 TBL Glycerin
1/4 cup cold water
24-36 Strawberries topped

Ingredients:
Strawberry Cordial!
24-36oz of good vodka
24-360z Strawberries forthed
1/2-1 Cup granulated sugar
1-1 1/2 cups water

Equipment:
Chocolate Fondant Covered Strawberries:
Small Crock-pot or double boiler
Dough scraper
Silicon scraper
BIG bowl
Rolling pin with hair elastics (new) or a fondant rolling pin
2 cookie sheets
Parchment paper
Microwavable bowl
Egg dipper (from those cheap egg coloring kits)

Equipment:
Strawberry Cordial!
Medium Sauce Pan
Spoon
Measuring cups
Bowl
Plastic wrap
Funnel
Coffee filter (round is better than funnel shape)
Empty Vodka bottles or Mason jars
Small bowl for left over strawberries

Instructions:
Watch the video silly!

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