April 3, 2013 by bri
Citrus season is always one of my favorite food seasons, so I’m always a little sad to see it go. But the end of citrus season also means the end of winter. It means more color, more sunshine, more warmth, and the fast approach of Seattle Beer Week.
It means sitting on the back porch with a summery beer will soon be a common activity!
Saying goodbye to citrus also means it’s time to start thinking about rhubarb. A friend of mine had an idea to brew a Belgian Witbier with rhubarb, so that is definitely on the docket for upcoming homebrew activities. I’m thinking chamomile would be a good accent spice to the tartness of rhubarb.
Belgian Witbiers got me thinking of these pillowy striped meringue cookies I noticed on Martha Stewart’s website, so I decided to adapt the idea to include some great craft beer flavor.
Category Cookies and Bars | Tags: belgian beer,belgian wit,chainbreaker,citra hops,cookies,deschutes,meringue,orange zest,pale ale | No Comments
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
October 11, 2011 by bri
Mmmm… the flavors of fall all wrapped into one tiny delicious sandwich cookie: cinnamon, pumpkin beer, and maybe a little orange zest. I like the change in the light this time of year, to something softer. I especially love the crispness of the air, and most of all fall beer releases. Elysian Night Owl is one of my old favorites. A delicious pumpkin ale with just the right amount of spice.
Category Cookies and Bars | Tags: cinnamon,elysian night owl,gluten-free,macarons,orange zest,pastry cream,pumpkin ale | No Comments