Campari's complex flavors are a sensational balance for simply sweet strawberries. A mixture of toasted oats, dark buckwheat flour, and crunchy poppy seeds form a sweet and nutty dough. The crumbly crust is filled with a soft mascarpone cream accented by a touch of Campari for a barely-blushing hue.
'Spirited Cooking' on Serious Eats
I recently came across a cake in Nick Malgieri's Perfect Light Desserts cookbook that used a whopping 2/3 cup of rum instead of the typical 2 to 3 tablespoons you often find in baked goods. The delicate blue Ball jar filled with homemade walnut liqueur sitting patiently in my refrigerator jumped for joy.
Spring celebrations call for bright, fresh produce prepared with a touch of flair. Whether it's for Easter brunch, baby showers, a sunny party on the patio, or a gathering to admire April's blossoming flowers, this is my kind of celebratory dish: tender and sweet carrots tossed in glaze of booze, brown sugar, and butter.
This blackberry milkshake begins with a Port Chocolate Syrup. I've used ruby port in this recipe for its smooth, fruity sweetness and its vibrant ruby hue. The combination of reduced port and blackberries tastes like a big, full-bodied, jammy red wine. The chocolate plays a supporting role, offering extra depth and richness.
These Orangecello Chocolate Cheesecake Squares are a decadent incarnation of those shiny, foil-wrapped chocolate orange balls. The liqueur offers just enough punch of orange to keep your taste buds on alert, without overwhelming the tangy cream cheese.