We love the holidays, since they’re all about the unabashed enjoyment of booze, decadent desserts and presents.
And some of the best gifts we’ve given our friends and family combine all three things, including delicious Almond Cognac Cookie Sandwiches and a rich Chocolate Whiskey Tart.
But this holiday season, we’re actually going to be whipping up a new treat: Syrup Nuts. The recipe for the sweet and spirited mix comes from the recently published The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook written by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, who are hosts of Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys (and who, incidentally, won season 21 of The Amazing Race). The concoction calls for an assortment of nuts, sugar, maple syrup and either brandy, Scotch or bourbon.
While it’s tasty enough to eat straight from the jar, Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell suggest spooning the gooey goodness on top of scoops of ice cream or over a stack of pancakes for a truly indulgent breakfast. The perfect start to any holiday!
And if you’re looking for more cooking inspiration, check out our Holiday Entertaining Guide, which features gourmet recipes, tips and advice from celebrity chefs across the country. Bon appétit!
(Photo courtesy Paulette Tavormina)