September 26, 2012 by bri
August came and went with a few beer for dessert baking failures. Failures!
These peach tartlets, however, were a success. Peaches are a sign of the last drops of summer around here. A reminder to savor the sun, sandals, and tank tops – for the few days that remain before we all hide under our raincoats and winter shoes.
The beer is delicious with peaches and honey. (The sneaky cat in the background is optional accoutroment.)
Category Tarts and Pies | Tags: almonds,belgian beer,belgian wit,caramel,frangipane,honey,maui brewing,pate sucree,peaches,tart | 2 Comments
April 13, 2012 by bri
I’ve got a secret recipe for you:
One part rhubarb, two parts hope.
That’s the recipe for spring here in Seattle. Oh, and the rhubarb is optional.
Since my discovery of Snoqualmie Brewery and their Spring Fever Belgian Grand Cru a few years ago, the waiting period between gloom and summer around here has become a bit more exciting. The beer is awesomely fruity and refreshing, and is a perfect addition to spritz cookies and rhubarb jam.
Category Cookies and Bars, Jams and Jellies | Tags: belgian beer,belgian strong pale ale,cookies,ganache,honey,rhubarb,snoqualmie brewery,snoqualmie spring fever,white chocolate | 3 Comments
January 27, 2012 by bri
Citrus season is my favorite food season of the year. I love to just stand in the citrus area of my local grocery store and peruse all of the varieties of wonderfully sparkling fruit. Citrus is a burst of flavor and an explosion of color during an otherwise dreary time of year. Especially here in the Pacific Northwest where the winters can be incredibly dreary.
Solar Trans Amplifier is kind of like that winter citrus surprise for me. Sure, it’s a great refreshing beer in the summer, but this year I’ve had cravings for it during the rainiest of evenings. The spicy flavors in it are the warm and comforting kind: camomile and ginger. Perfect for a cozy winter’s evening. It was a no-brainer for me to pair one of my favorite beers with one of my favorite foods. I chose to feature Cara Cara oranges in this marmalade because of their delicious flavor (almost floral) and their interesting color. This is the first in a two-part series featuring this beer paired with oranges.
Category Jams and Jellies | Tags: belgian beer,belgian wit,epic ales,honey,jam,marmalade,oranges,solar trans amplifier | No Comments