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Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn's Favorite Bar and Bakery

At Brooklyn’s Butter & Scotch, everything is made by hand, and seasonal, inventive flavors are created to satisfy any sweet tooth—especially those with a penchant for spirits. In their namesake cookbook, Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth dish up more than 75 recipes for incredible desserts, cocktails, and creations that shake up the traditional approach to booze and sweets. From buttery, cinnamon-y Magic Buns for breakfast to gourmet Hot Toddies at evening’s end, Butter & Scotch provides recipes for any time of day. The book is packed with popular recipes: world-renowned S’mores Bars, Dark & Stormy Cocktail Caramel Corn, Pie Milkshakes, Maple Bacon Cupcakes, and yes, even Jell-O shots.
 
In addition to recipes, Kave and Landreth share the basics behind their recipes—the techniques, ingredients, and essential equipment needed to make the desserts and cocktails. They also suggest pairings, offer base recipes for creative experimentation, and tell you exactly how to cook with alcohol. 
 
This cookbook combines two things people love to indulge in—confections and cocktails. Butter & Scotch is a grown-up’s dream come true.

Sample recipes from Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn's Favorite Bar and Bakery

Apple-Cheddar Turnovers

The first time Allison heard that some people enjoy Cheddar cheese on top of their apple pie, she was just a kid, with a very limited palate, and her first reaction was, Huh?! As she got older and her tastes became more sophisticated, she soon learned to appreciate this American diner staple. The sharp creaminess of the Cheddar is a great savory foil to the sweet and tart apple filling, and that sweet-savory contrast is especially appropriate at brunch time. This is basically a portable version of that slice of piewhip up a bunch and enjoy them on the go or at your breakfast table with a cup of coffee, some morning sunlight, and something great on the stereo.

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