Last March, as she was picking up donuts for an early-morning St. Patrick’s Day party, Hudson Valley, New York, court stenographer Kelly Fisher thought to herself, “why can’t these contain booze?”
It’s a reasonable question that we’ve asked ourselves countless times on different occasions. But this wasn’t just an idle passing notion; the idea kept nagging at her. Fisher’s epiphany finally led her to start working on some spirited baked goods in her free moments. With the help of her aunt, a trained pastry chef, she mastered several recipes and decided to launch The Drunkin Donut this past September.
The online bake shop sells a range of treats that call for all kinds of alcohol. We got Fisher to share the recipe for her decadent and delicious Mudslide Tartlet, which is filled with a cream that includes vodka, Kahlua and Irish cream. While it stays fairly close to the traditional formula for the guilty-pleasure drink it’s inspired by, we actually like her version better.
It’s also the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert and beats a heart-shaped box of chocolate any day! Your sweetheart will no doubt swoon after a few bites.