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Beery Bank Holiday Baking

As beer loving ladies we couldn’t resist this beery cake recipe from our lovely Spanish friends from Estrella Galicia featuring their Black Coupage, a 7.2%abv Munich Dunkel-style lager. It could be the perfect diversion for a wet Bank Holiday weekend! INGREDIENTS: (for 30 servings) For the sponge: 660ml Black Coupage Beer 660g butter 240g cocoa powder 1kg sugar 8 eggs 900g flour For the icing: 250g cream cheese such as Philadelphia 125g sugar 250g icing Sugar RECIPE: Add the beer with butter in a saucepan and bring to the boil carefully. Add the cocoa and stir. In a separate bowl, blend the eggs with the sugar. Combine the two mixtures, stirring carefully. Sift the flour into the mix gradually and mix carefully each time. Pour into a greased cake tin and place it in an oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove and cool. Combine the icing ingredients until smooth. Ice the cake and serve with some more Black Coupage Beer. Salud! You can buy the beer from specialist retailer, Beers of Europe at …

Welsh Rarebit recipe with Wold Top Bitter

By Lisa Harlow. Tom Kerridge’s Welsh Rarebit My first job was as publicity officer for a small theatre in Stafford and in the café the chef’s speciality was Welsh Rarebit. It would be fair to say that it was far and away my favourite lunch while I worked there and that it was far from being ‘rare’. That was twenty-something years ago so Tom Kerridge’s recipes caught my eye straight away, plus, posh cheese on toast looks like a no-brainer. I used Wold Top Bitter from the Wold Top Brewery near Driffield – a 3.7% amber coloured aromatic session bitter that I picked up on my last trip to Yorkshire – to reduce down to a glaze and then added the double cream. The Cheddar, when grated, looked like a gigantic cheese mountain but did thankfully melt satisfyingly into the cream and beer after a bit of cramming into the pan and stirring. The addition of the egg yolks and all the punchy flavours made a really thick and gooey cheesy custard. The next bit of …

The Pursuit of Hoppyness…Get involved with our cooking with beer series.

Inspired a bit by the 2009 film ‘Julie and Julia’ about the French cooking doyenne shown over Christmas, we (Dea Latis) decided to put our culinary skills to use for the enjoyable advancement of beer with another of our favourite subjects, food. (It’s no accident that our tasting sessions always have a food theme. If only we could work in our third favourite subject; shoes! Ideas anyone?)  Oh and thanks to @BadBeerPuns for the title…. At the same time, blow me, The Times published five beer recipes at the start of January by Tom Kerridge, he of the famous Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow – I say pub, but it’s a Michelin two star dining experience really. But a rare nod towards beer in the national press should not be ignored so, suitably inspired, we’re going to publish a recipe each month gleaned/stolen from various cookery writers and chefs. We’ll give them a go and report back but if, at the same time, you would like to get the pots and pans out as …