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These Bakers Got Drunk on Their Own Supply of Baking Bourbon

“Which we’ll now have to buy a new bottle of, because we all put our mouths all over the neck of it.”

by Munchies Staff
23 October 2017, 2:23pm

When we followed Ovenly duo Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga through Brooklyn for Chef's Night Out, we got a pretty good idea of what a wild night for bakers looks like.

It starts with what they call "baker's happy hour"—at 3PM—and ends with hazelnut sour beer cake with a delicate crème anglaise and cranberry jam on top. There were also more than enough nachos, Shittens, and hard liquor in between to make it feel just like any other Chef's Night Out episode; it was just a little more daylight than we're used to.

Toward the end of the night, a bottle of Old Crow bourbon, usually designated for their blackout cake frosting, ended up being passed around the bakery. Sure, they had to buy a new bottle after sharing swigs with all of their friends, but they can also say they literally blacked out on Chef's Night Out and lived to tell the tale.


WATCH: Chef's Night Out: Ovenly


If you want to make Ovenly's dark and decadent blackout cake, the recipe is in our awesome new cookbook MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World's Best Chefs, inspired and informed by the same chefs and bakers who've made the show so entertaining. Just be sure to have plenty of Old Crow on hand.

ORDER: MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World's Best Chefs

Watch the episode, order the book, and enjoy.