super bowl treats – saint’s sazerac cupcakes

Dessert number 2 for the big game was a New Orleans original. Apparently this town is so cool it has an official cocktail called a Sazerac. It’s rumored to be one of the oldest cocktails created in the US. After reading a brief history on the cocktail and the glorious praises it received I decided there was no other choice for a super bowl treat…Sazerac Cupcakes with chocolate filigree fleur de lis it is! Recipe @ the modern day pirates. After tasting this little baby I may have a new favorite drink. The Sazerac if anything like the cupcakes is unbelievable.

The Fleur de Lis were an alteration to a Martha Stewart valentines treat (chocolate filigree hearts). They were super super easy. All you need is parchment paper, melted chocolate (I used milk chocolate but I think dark would work way better) a fleur de lis tracer under the parchment (or whatever you want to create out of chocolate) and a parchment pastry bag. Add melted chocolate to bag and trace. Then let harden in the fridge. So easy and so so classy.

super bowl treats colts cookies

For the big game last Sunday I decided to make 2 desserts, one inspired by each team. Unfortunately Indiana does not have that many trade mark food, drinks, or cuisine. But, they do have corn. Lots of it. So I decided to make corn meal cookies in the shape of the Colts horse shoe. Recipe was super easy. Biggest problem was the pastry bag portion of the recipe. The dough refused to be squeezed out. I instead used a horse shoe template and shaped the cookies by hand. Cookies came out really good. They aren’t too sweet and the corn meal adds a nice crunch. Very yummy. Recipe thanks to Martha Stewart and posted @ The Modern Day Pirates.