November 22, 2011 by bri
There’s something about Boon Geuze that reminds me of white wine, so it seems only natural to use it to poach some pears. The smell filling the house while the pears poach is just heavenly. Sweet, earthy, spicy, delicious.
Fall is in full force in the Pacific Northwest and I am prepared to fill my belly with beer-infused desserts.
Category Tarts and Pies | Tags: almonds,belgian beer,boon geuze,cookies,frangipane,gueuze,lambic,pate sucree,pears,star anise,tart | 6 Comments
November 10, 2011 by bri
Recently, it was Ian’s (Mr. Beerfordessert) birthday and he requested a rum-raisin cake made with one of his favorite beers, Hair of the Dog’s Adam. It was such a great idea, because Adam has some serious rum-related flavors. Adam makes this cake unique in a way that rum cannot – you get a hit of bitterness from the hops that is balanced delightfully by the sweetness of the raisins and the rich nuttiness of the brown butter in the cake batter. I topped this cake off with an Adam-infused Italian buttercream. The whole recipe ends up using about 9 oz of the beer, meaning you’ve only got 3 oz left to drink if you just buy one bottle. So buy two.
Category Cakes | Tags: brown butter,cake,cinnamon,hair of the dog adam,italian buttercream,raisins | No Comments