All this “Talk Like a Pirate” nonsense is cracking me up. I’ve never participated in Talk Like a Pirate Day beyond making the “Rated ARRRR” movie joke, but butcher block lends itself surprisingly well to pirate lingo. Apologies to everyone I’ve forced to listen to puns about wooden legs and planks over the last few days. I’ll let Chef J take over for now, mateys!
Yo-ho, ya scurvy dogs! September 19th is National Talk Like A Pirate Day, not that I need to tell you, of course. We’ve been waiting all year for this spectacular holiday!
Talk Like a Pirate Day is a day to spend time with your family, honoring the grand tradition of using words like “scallywag” and telling people to walk the plank.
To properly uphold the legacy of the Jolly Roger there would likely be some pillaging, eating of spoiled meat, and hobbling around on peg-legs. That all sounds like little-to-no fun. Instead of doing any of that, let’s just talk funny, drink some rum, and maybe wear an eye-patch.
Try the beard-ticklin’ Cap’n Fizzy: 1 part dark rum to 2 parts ginger beer over ice, with a wedge of lime.
Or top 1 ounce of Goldschlager with 1 ounce of spiced rum for a Pirate’s Treasure shot.
Or for something everyone can enjoy, even in the morning, go for a classic Long John! Try to work some silver in there somewhere…
- 1 TBS dry yeast
- ½ cup warm milk
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup shortening
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup boiling water
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups of all-purpose flour
- Oil or shortening for frying
Combine the yeast and warm milk and let it sit until the yeast begins to bubble and foam.
Combine the sugar, shortening, salt, and boiling water and mix until the shortening has melted.
Combine remaining ingredients except flour in a mixer. Slowly mix while gradually adding the flour until the dough is smooth.
Switch to a dough hook attachment or transfer to a floured surface and knead until the dough becomes elastic.
Let the dough rest for about 10-15 minutes while you prepare the glaze.
Cut the dough into 16 equal strips, loosely cover and set in a warm place for about an hour or until they have doubled in size.
Carefully fry the dough in in small batches in 350° oil until golden brown, flipping once.
Remove from oil and allow to cool.
Top with glaze and enjoy!
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp sugar
Bring the milk and butter up to a boil.
Add remaining ingredients and remove from heat.
Try adding ¼ chocolate chips or maple syrup for extra deliciousness.
Let the mixture cool and dip the top surface of each Long John.
Printer friendly recipe: Glazed Long Johns