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.
Whether you spell it spätzle or spaetzle, this German noodle or dumpling is a perfect accompaniment to classic dishes like Sauerbraten, Rindsrouladen and other dishes served with a sauce or gravy. This substitute for potatoes or rice can also be found in Austrian cuisine.
These South American croquettes differ from those in other countries, as the coating is made with stock leftover from cooking the protein filling that’s incorporated with flour, salt and fat, much like a pâte à choux (a dough used to make sweet cream puffs, éclairs and savory cheesy gougères).