Life imitates art. NPR discusses problems with Bourbon Ball recipe:
either as a conscious or unconscious homage to Alec Bladwin SNL skit like Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor:
The original SNL skit:
If above link breaks, some kludgy recordings:
Guest Robin Davis of Food Cook Eat suggests that people write down their recipes so their descendants don't make same mistake as hapless Bourbon Ball guy:
A somewhat snarky (can you imagine such a thing?) caller suggests that Bourbon Ball guy's mother probably assumed her children would have enough common sense to infer use of flour in recipes:
Both host Ann Fisher and guest Robin Davis agree the greatest thing about Bourbon Balls is, of course, the booze:
And, finally, Ann Fisher has a sense of humor about all the hate mail she allegedly gets, which makes it impossible to hate her:
FYI a link to allrecipes.com 's Bourbon Ball recipe , like caller's mom, also does not include flour in its ingredient list.
Conversely, the Foodnetwork's Bourbon Ball recipe, while not calling for flour, per se, calls for a flour substitute in the form of crushed Nilla Wafers, with the end result looking more like cake versus candy:
Follow recipe ingredients and directions to the letter to avoid making unmitigated mess as poor NPR caller found out!