Ok. I try really, really hard not to make ridiculous claims on this blog. Obviously, everything that I share with you is something I love and am excited about, but I can’t stand when food bloggers claim that something was “the best thing they’ve ever tasted,” because really? It’s just not.
I think I’ve finally woken up from my Thanksgiving Day food coma. Three weeks later….
Sorry guys. I have been productive though! Over our brief Thanksgiving break, hubby and I visited dear foodie/beer snob friends of ours in Louisville, Kentucky. We decided to spend our Friday afternoon on a little beer tour of the city. We visited a local brew-pub, beer store, AND brewery, all of which were stellar.Turns out, Louisville has a bumping beer scene going right now. Who knew?
These are dark chocolate, vanilla porter, BACON cupcakes (adapted from a recipe of someone who knows a lot more about baking than I – thanks Delly).
I’m really not much of a baker. My need to improvise/tinker just doesn’t correlate with meticulous measurement and actual recipe following. Plus I am WAY too impatient to properly measure most of the time. But, I did follow this recipe to the T, just subbed out a few key ingredients, with what else? Beer.
I just kept thinking to myself, if bacon and chocolate are a good pair, why not beer too? A nice smoky vanilla porter?? Um, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.