I know, I know. Bourbon yesterday and bourbon today. But, over here at AFL, we love our booze AND we follow important food holidays. In case you are not quite so gastronomically-obsessed, we wanted to make sure you knew that this Sunday the 19th is National Popcorn Day! Because what better way to celebrate a FOOD holiday then with FOOD. I originally planned to make three different popcorn recipes to share, including (1) bacon and truffle salt; (2) bourbon caramel; and (3) sriracha ranch. I made the first and it turned out awful — way too much flavor competition — no one wanted to eat it. It had been a time consuming and not cheap recipe (truffle salt is EXPENSIVE) and I was not happy. Fortunately, my second recipe fared far better. Not surprisingly, bourbon + caramel = amazing. I should have started there, but instead, I knew well enough to stop there. I didn’t even attempt the sriracha ranch. So, here you have it. And even if you don’t eat popcorn (I generally don’t) or aren’t in the popcorn holiday mood, make yourself some bourbon caramel sauce. I can’t imagine it tasting less than amazing on anything. Ice cream, nuts, fruit. Heck make it just to eat all by itself.
Bourbon Caramel Popcorn (from Confessions of a Foodie Bride)