Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bourbon goes with everything

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Saucy Wench #2 has moved into the second phase of her breakup – anger, sugar and a little bourbon on the side! This calls for American Honey Bourbon Cupcakes…..yes you read that right or as we also call them Ambrosia for the Soul.  The recipe was straight forward and easy to follow if a little heavy on the butter but hey it is from the South.  The cupcakes were not overly sweet and had a slightly coarser consistency which was complimented by the epic, creamy icing.  The bourbon icing lead to a battle of the beaters between us wenches.  Wench #1 remarked she needed a moment alone after licking the beater.  Saucy Wench #2 then accidently showed her “happy” face – if you know what I mean.  We both feel that this is one of the best buttercream icings we have ever tasted.    The original recipe called for a bourbon drizzle which we promptly ditched after tasting the icing….we just couldn’t take any more.

Here is the link to the original recipe:

http://www.creative-culinary.com/jack-daniels-honey-whiskey-cupcakes-with-a-bourbon-drizzle/

As for alternate ideas for this recipe, it is by unanimous decision that we say just make the icing and dip whatever you want into it.  Suggestions:  ladyfingers, amaretto cookies, strawberries, spoons or fingers…I will leave it at that so our rating stays PG.    

We leave you with our traditional Saucy Wenches thought of the day:  If you are at the gym and you are showing more than you show your gynecologist, it is time to invest in some longer and definitely looser shorts.

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Today we have been feeling like saucy wenches

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Kick in going through a breakup (Saucy Wench #2) and it calls for comfort food! Nothing says comfort food more than melted cheese and salt – lots and lots of salt! Given that we are also spicy wenches, we thought we would combine the two in a carb/sauce fest and ta da baked pretzels topped with salt served with a side of jalapeño cheese sauce. We decided to make baked pretzels instead of boiled and baked just to save on time as we are also working wenches. The pretzels are nice and crisp but we feel like a boiled pretzel would give better texture. We also had difficulty maintaining the length of our pretzel ropes due to blackberry wine being invited to the party. The sauce, however, is heaven in a bowl and Saucy Wench #2 is on her sixth pretzel and is about to lick the bowl clean!!!! It has just the right amount of spice, heat and creaminess and feel this sauce has potential to be utilized in a variety of recipes. We can see this recipe being turned into a modern day fondue by topping the pretzels with coarse sugar and cinnamon and then dipping in chocolate and/or caramel sauce – yummy! We have attached the original recipe below for your convenience:

http://homeiswheretheholmansare.blogspot.ca/2011/02/soft-pretzels-with-jalapeno-cheese.html

We leave you with Saucy Wenches words of wisdom: Just because it comes in your size does NOT mean you should wear it! We are talking about pleather hot pants here ladies!!!!!!