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Leena Bakes: Banana Bourbon Chocolate Muffins!

By on Jan 25, 2012 in Breads, Desserts, Fruit, Leena Bakes, Muffins, Recipes | 2 comments

Not too long ago, a pal and fellow food blogger Emily Hanhan of Nomnivorous hosted the first of many supper clubs called Whisky and Salt in the NYC area. In her awesome and drool-inducing post about it, she revealed that she made whisky and chocolate chip muffins as take home gifts from the supper club. I have been looking for an excuse to pop these bad boys out, and a small party with some fellow parents and babies on NYE gave the perfect excuse. But let’s be honest, vacuuming the living room is the perfect excuse for these muffins, they are that damn good. The recipe and heaps of food porn after the jump.         Banana Bourbon Chocolate Muffins : Inspired by a recipe from Very Small Anna http://verysmallanna.com/2011/01/a-balanced-breakfast/ 1 3/4 cup AP flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup melted...

Leena Cooks n Cans: Spicy Bourbon White Peach Pickles

By on Sep 13, 2010 in Canning, Fruit, Leena Cooks, Pickles | 12 comments

For this month’s can jam topic, stone fruit, I decided to get a little crazy. The recipe I was looking for, essentially a drunken stone fruit pickle, was difficult to come by. But here’s the thing–I sort of got addicted to eating peaches and bourbon together this summer, in crisps, in pies, and in cobblers…oh the cobblers. I got addicted to the flavor combo in a crack addict sort of way, and I can’t let it go, not even for this challenge. The pairing is so damn tasty, I just can’t leave my precious bourbon out. I was totally planning on adding some bourbon to my white peach butter, which I also canned, but I forgot to add it until the jars were in the canner, and then sheer laziness kicked in. There was no way I was going to unearth the molten hot cans, dump their contents back into a  pot, add bourbon, adjust flavor and consistency, all while...