Dec 24, 2011

A great American holiday tradition

We just finished preparing the iconic American holiday treat: Bourbon balls. The recipe is easy-peasy, just follow along: take a gallon of Ol' Granddad Bourbon whiskey and drink two glasses before you start. Mix a quart of bourbon with 1 cup of sugar, 4 cups of crushed vanilla wafer cookies, 4 cups of molten chocolate and 4 cups of chopped walnuts. Drink as much brandy as needed to overcome your reluctance to putting your hands in a mushy dark brown paste, roll little balls, which are likely to turn out more like turds given your lack of coordinated movement, and roll through powdered sugar.


Enjoy the ...... uuuh..... whatever you call these things. I don't remember.

7 comments:

  1. I suspect I would rather have an Ollibollen. Two Christmas's ago we stayed at your place in Amsterdam....or was that three, time flies! Merry Christmas to you Jeroen.

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  2. @ Marcia: oliebollen indeed are a great Dutch tradition, particularly for New Yeaar's Eve. I have fond memories of eating too many as a kid, because the evening seemed to last forever and you were killing time to last until the new year.. Maybe I'll make some in Illinois next week..........

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  3. This post had me giggling! Merry Christmas!!

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  4. Another try to post a comment....

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  5. You make Ollie bollen?! I want to know how.

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  6. Ik heb oliebollen gegeten bij Wil en Lucien, zelf niet gebakken. ha,ha, Wens jullie en alle lezers een goed 2012 Marianne.

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