When we received a jar of Fat Toad Farm Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce ($11), my mouth instantly started salivating.
When we received a jar of Fat Toad Farm Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce
($11), my mouth instantly started salivating. Bourbon and salted caramel, two of my favorite things, had joined forces in one jar; it was too good to be true. Then, I saw that the caramel came with a recipe card for brie with caramel and sliced almonds. It was as if the food gods were bestowing a near perfect flavor combination at my feet.
Caramel sauce may seem like an unlikely pairing for brie, but oftentimes the buttery cheese is paired with a sweet accompaniment like jam or chutney for contrast. This caramel, made from goat's milk, is subtly sweet and offers a grassy, woodsy flavor to the cheese with a bourbon essence that's not too strong. The dish is then sprinkled with sliced almonds, which incorporate earthy, nutty notes throughout each bite.
Our taste testers adored this combination for its sweet and salty flavors as well as creamy and crunchy textures. Overall, the vote was unanimous; this is a holiday party must make. With practically no prep involved, it's an appetizer guests are sure to remember and beg for, for years to come. See the recipe.