The sticky and sickenly sweet aftermath of the Great Boston Molasses Flood.
Now, nearly a hundred years later we honor those who fought the good battle with Molasses and lost. And we vow to never again let the sticky substance have power over us. Instead, we will arm ourselves with recipes, recipes infused—nay, laden—with our former foe.
And who better to lead the crusade than the President and First Lady? Molasses is a key ingredient for White House Pastry chef Bill Yosses’ famously addictive Molasses Spice Cookies. They start off sweet and crunchy but finish with a kick of chewy, ginger spice. Oh snap, Molasses! You’ve been Gingersnapped. Guess that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
Hungry for more? Here are a couple more savory recipes to wield against Molasses: Pulled Pork and Kimchi Sandwich and New Orleans-Style Babyback Beer Ribs. Not only will both of these recipes rock your world, but you can officially tell Molasses: you’ve been served.