We haven’t done a recipe for a while, so here’s a real tasty and easy one using one of your best darker style beers.
You will need, 1 can of dark beer- stout or the like
2 tablespoons of oil
500 g of rump steak
3 cloves of crushed garlic
250 grams of sliced mushrooms
250g of sour cream
2 teaspoons of tomato paste
3 cups of cooked noodles
some crushed parsley for garnish and some pepper and salt to season.
Brown the beef followed by the onions and garlic in oil, toss in the tomato paste, beer and simmer for 30 minutes, add in the remainder of ingredients simmer for another 5 minutes and serve. It is that easy.
The German’s have enjoyed gingerbread with their beer for centeries, so why not combine the two. We have found this tasty recipie for gingerbread made from beer. All you need is 2 1/2 cups of plain flour, 2 tablespoons of chopped crystalised ginger, 1 teaspoon of cinamin, 2 tablespoons of ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 cup of your best dark beer at room temperature, 1/2 cup of molasses, 1/2 cup of oil and a beaten egg. Mix all the ingredients together let stand for about 30 minutes, roll out and bake on a baking tray in a moderate oven for about 25 minutes until golden Then decorate with some icing.
Duvel is considered by many Belgium’s finest beer, and as just like cooking with wine, you should only cook with good quality beer, so Duvel is just the drop. It’s distinct rich fruity taste really gives cooking a tasty zing and i’m sure there will be nothing left in the bottom of the pot once you have tried this great stew.
1 bottle of Duvel, 1 medium onion, 2 chopped carrots, 500g of cubed beef, 2 teaspoons of tomato paste, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 sticks of celery, 1 cup of cubed potatoes, 1 teaspoon of oregano, salt and pepper, splash of oil and some fresh parsley to garnish. In some oil brown and seal the beef, then brown the onion, then add the garlic, potato, carrot and celery, add the herbs and spices followed by the beer. Simmer for about an hour. You might need to add a little water or beer if things dry out too much. Serve with a cold Duvel.
It is really hard to find two things that go together so beautifully than beer and pizza. Well have we got a great recipe for you and it is so so easy- a beer pizza. The best thing to use is that yeasty goo at the bottom of your brewers bucket next time you brew beer. But if you don’t brew don’t worry you can make it using your favorite kind of beer, but we suggest one that hasn’t been processed to much- see if you can get a micro brewery beer or even a bottle of your mates home brew. That way there is plenty of yeast and you are sure you will get great results.
1st job is to put a 2 cups of flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt and a knob of butter or margarine and pour in enough of your beer or brew slurry to make the flour into a dough. Knead it for a few moments and put in a covered container somewhere warm for 2 hours. Knead it again, and leave it another hour before rolling it out into a pizza shape and placing it on a greased tray. Put on your favorite pizza toppings and sauce- and pop it into a hot oven. 20 or so minutes later you will be tasting the best pizza base you have ever tasted- absolutely delicious. Experiment with different types of beer and you will get some very tasty variations- dark beer works really well with chicken and mushroom pizza.
Just coming out of the New Year’s celebrations we thought it would be a good time to mention a few Beer Cocktails which have been popular over the celebration period. If you have any other which are worth a try send us a tip: http://www.hoppsy.com/send-us-a-tip/
Japanese Broadway: 1/2 beer and 1/2 cola.
Skippy’s: one part beer, one part vodka, and one part lemonade.
Tom Bass: Bass and a shot of Jägermeister.
McLester Bomb: Red Stripe and a shot of Jamaican rum.
Aussie Dirty Water: 3/4 scooner of VB (Victoria Bitter) filled with Bundy (Bunderberg Rum) and Coke.
Caribbean Night: Beer and an shot of Kaluha.
Pipe Wrench: India Pale Ale with shot of gin.
Sake bomb: a shot of sake dropped into Japanese beer.
A high English Tea would not be complete without a batch of freshly prepared scones, and there’s no tastier a scone than a fresh beer scone, filled with whipped cream and delicious strawberry jam. This recipe is so easy and you can have the scones in your tummy about 15 minutes from starting.
All you need is 3 cups of self raising flour, 1 cup of cream, 1 cup of your favorite beer and some whipped cream and strawberry jam. All you do is preheat your oven to 220 degrees C and mix the ingredients together break into scone size pieces then pop then in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Then spread the on the cream and strawberry jam and start eating- delicious. For interesting flavors try different beers, dark beers like stout or dark ale ad a tasty rich flavour.
With the festive season almost here, how about a tasty Onion and Beer dip to have with your party nibbles. This recipe is simple and no cooking is required. Any beer can be used but a stronger tasting one like an ale or stout will give you the best results.
All you need is 250g of Cream cheese, 1 can of your favorite beer, 4 tablespoons of grated red onion. 1 clove of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and some chopped chives.
Simply mix the ingredients together with a fork or electric mixer until well mixed and frothy.Put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to thicken then serve with your favorite chips, vegetables or bread sticks.
This is a really easy treat to make and the rich flavor of Guinness or your best dark brew will really bring a lovely taste to this old family favorite.
3 cups of plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 eggs, separated
250ml of Guinness at room temperature
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup melted butter
All you need to do is sift the flour with the baking powder, salt and sugar.
Beet the eggs yolks and stir in the beer, butter and milk then stir in the flour fixture. Beat the egg whites until peaks form then stir into your batter. Drop spoonsfulls into a hot greased pan and turn when batter forms lots of holes. Serve with jam and cream.
Well there’s nothing that goes with German Beer better than a Bratwurst Sausage so what would be tastier than Beer Brats- yes that’s right a sausage dish using beer as one of the main ingredients. Now this recipie is so easy you can even try different types of sausage and beer.
All you need is a large onion sliced into ring, 6 of your favorite bratwurst sausage, 1 can and a half of your best German beer and a little oil. All you do is brown the sausages, brown the onions in the oil then cover with beer and slowly cook until the juice becomes thick and caremel like.. I’ts delicious- now you know what you are having for dinner tonight! For a really tasty different treat ad a can of tomatoes before cooking
Here is another tasty beer based recipie to try. This one is lovely with some fresh whipped cream.
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup softened butter or margarine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups sifted plane flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups chopped dates
2 cups german beer
spinkle of icing sugar
This is so easy, and you will really want to lick the spoon!
All you need to do is combine the sugar with the butter in a mixing bowl and cream until smooth, then add the eggs beating well. Sift in he cinnamon, alspice, cloves, plain flour, baking soda and salt then mix in the dates and walnuts. slowly fold in the beer and put into a
well greased cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for a little over an hour or until a cake needle comes out clean. Stand for about 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with the sugar and serve with some rich whipped cream.