Well, the reason for this is a little experiment I conducted yesterday. I was curious if it was possible to marry Islay Single Malt Whisky, chocolate and shortbread. Obviously you can eat and drink each of the three ingredients at the same time, but I was thinking of it all in one. So I set out to bake the combined shortbread. Here is my improvised recipe:
The ingredients, you need:
- 200g/8oz plain flour
- 100g/4oz cornflour
- 200g/8oz butter
- 100g/4oz icing sugar
- 100g/4oz plain chocolate chips
- A few generous measures of Islay Single Malt, I used Laphroaig Quarter Cask because of its strong flavour
Here’s how you do it, excluding the ‘chilling time’ you’ll probably need about 45min:
Pulse the butter until creamy, add the icing sugar together with the first generous measure of Islay Single Malt. Mix gently until the sugar and the butter have bonded nicely. Add plain flour soon followed by more whisky. Add the cornflour and make sure everything is mixed well. Finally add the chocolate chips and knead the dough until everything is well distributed. Because of the liquid it will get a bit sticky and gooey, but it’s still managable. Form the dough into two cyclinder shaped rolls and chill. I put mine into the freezer for about an hour followed by another hour in the fridge. On a chopping board cut into a thin slices and put on baking trays. I used non-sticking baking paper to make it easier to handle. Then bake at 170°C/325°F/Gas 3 for approximately 10-15 min until an even golden brown.
As they say “Bar Guru Bar has been promoting sophisticated drinking culture since its opening day“. For that as well its wide single malt whisky list from selected distilleries and its jazz music, we love this place! And it is located in Athens downtown.
address Plateia Theatrou 10, 105 52 Athens, Greece
reservations 210 – 3246530 (19.00 – 21.00)
In Mavili Square, (a triangle shape small square next to the US Embassy on Vas. Sofias) there is a small but with a warm personality, pub like atmosphere bar, the Briki Brasserie, that offers a substantial variety of single malt whisky. Hoghly recommended but be sure to pup early if you prefer a table than standing in the bar.
Thorylaiou 6, Platia Mavili, Tel: 210-645-2380
In this post i would like to introduce you a very interesting and unique web site that belongs to Royal Mile Whiskies company. Royal Mile Whiskies was set up as a specialist malt whisky retailer, based on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. An independent, Scottish-owned shop located in Scotland, Royal Mile Whiskies specialises in single malt scotch whisky, but also sells Irish whiskey, bourbon whiskey, grain whisky and blends. They won the Whisky Magazine’s ‘Retailer of the Year’ award in 2003 and 2004. In their Web site you can find almost all single malt whisky brands, information about the distilleries and the bottles and many other things such as special offers and accessories. At last, but not least, i must admit that it is a very organized and well navigable e-commerce site, with an artistic layout!
I would also like to thank my friend Kyriakos, who suggested this site, and i would like to tell him that he can be proud and happy for a few days…but soon he will realize that in the end…Frankie rules!!!
So, follow the link and enjoy…
The Whisky Game consists of hundreds of testing questions and answers about Scotch whisky; distilleries, brands, history, whisky making, spelling and a few wee teasers thrown in for good measure. Hard to find though!
Italy meets Scotland! A main dish for 2 people. We will need to have the next ingredients:
– 150 gram pasta
– 70 gram smoked salmon
– 3dl cream
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 15 gr butter
– 1 small chopped onion
– salt and pepper
– Parmesan cheese
– malt whisky
Heat the garlic with the cream until they are soft. Remove the garlic, and put the cream on a low fire. Fruit the onions and add the cream. Let the cream thicken in and add a bit salt and pepper. Finally add a bit malt whisky, preferably a smoky one to match the salmon.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta with a bit of salt. When the pasta is done add the sliced salmon to the sauce, and put the sauce over the pasta. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the pasta, bon appetite!
special thanks to : http://www.peatfreak.com