February 29, 2012 by bri
Some time ago, my friend and fellow baking-badass Briana suggested that beer jelly would be a great project for my blog and I agreed. We eventually got together and brought this idea to fruition.
Raspberry lambic seemed like a great starting point for what I’m sure will be the first of many beer jelly adventures. We chose a sweet wine jelly recipe and replaced all of the wine with Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic (a beer that is sweet enough to remind me of sweet wine, tart and funky enough to have its own personality). Orange zest added some pizzaz.
Briana’s husband, Lindsey, and their super cute baby, Tristan, teamed up to help us out. In one of the photos in this post, you’ll notice Tristan assisting by stirring the boiling jam (behind his parents’ back, of course – they would never permit him to use the stove at his young age).
Category Jams and Jellies | Tags: apples,belgian beer,glaze,jelly,lambic,lindemans framboise,orange zest,pate sucree,vegan | 6 Comments
December 7, 2011 by bri
Apple tea cake with caramel sauce. It sounds so delectable this time of year. The leaves have mostly fallen from the trees and are covering the ground in a mass of crunchy brown. They have lost the vibrant oranges and yellows of October and November. The sky is usually grey here and invokes thoughts of “Brrr” (the beer is good, too). I start to load up on winter warmers and find myself scouring the shelves of grocery stores for the new release of the Abyss (even after I’ve found our quota of bottles for the cellar). I’m excited to get to drink Auld Acquaintance again. I’m making plans to make Wassail this year, or maybe even Flip!
Category Cakes | Tags: apple chips,apples,cake,caramel,cinnamon,italian buttercream,nutmeg,pike auld acquaintance,winter warmer | 3 Comments