The Kentucky Derby us a classic and can you believe I have NEVER done a derby party!? If you are looking for a great excuse to get some friends together, dress up and watch sporting event that lasts only a few minutes (so you can get back to the run for the rosé punch) this party is for you.
Keep the food simple, this Peach Glazed Ham comes together in under an hour (plenty of time to make the cream biscuits from scratch!)
Peach Glazed Ham
Serves 6-8 people
1 4-5 lb. fully cooked, spiral-cut ham on the bone
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
8 ounces peach jam
1/2 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
1/2 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
Preheat the oven to 350°
1. In a glass measuring cup add the granulated garlic powder, jam, mustard and lemon juice and whisk together. Add the brown sugar and whisk to dissolve the sugar.
2. Place the ham in a roasting pan, our the glaze over the ham and bake for 30 minutes, then baste with glaze from the bottom.
3. Bake another 30 minutes or until the ham is warm. Move to a platter and garnish with bay leaves.
Makes 16-20 small biscuits
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ cups heavy cream
Pre-heat oven to 425°
1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in the cream with a wooden spoon until dough forms, about 30 seconds. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and gather into a ball. Knead the dough briefly until smooth, about 30 seconds.
3. Shape the dough into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Using a 2 inch round cut out the biscuits and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking.
Run for the Rosé Punch
1 Bottle of 14 Hands Rosé
1 1/2 C white grape juice
3/4 C moonshine (or whisky)
Mix all ingredients together and serve over ice, garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of mint.
Kentucky Derby Party Video
Have you ever even seen the Kentucky derby let alone hosted a Kentucky Derby Party for your friends? What are some other good excuses to throw a party that you have tried (or wanted to try?)?