Winter is full of many gatherings that call for celebration, so why not bake a beer cake? These seasonally inspired recipes will bring surprising, beer-inspired flavor combinations to any holiday feast, New Year’s Eve party, or even a bottle share.
Beers like Founders Breakfast Stout and Short’s Bellaire Brown Ale enhance these recipes for fudge, a perfect make-ahead dessert that travels easily, shares well and can be quickly placed on a candy dish for impromptu gatherings.
The rich meaty flavor of goose is well complemented by dried fruits like cherries, figs, prunes, raisins and apricots. A Belgian-style Quadrupel mimics these flavors and the poultry benefits from using a beer injection to infuse flavor deep into the meat while marinating it from the inside out.