A BEER & BAKING SOIRÉE

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Who says baking and beer don’t mix?

Last year for Christmas, I bought my mum an apron that, in proud letters embroidered on the front, says “I love cooking with beer. Sometimes I even put it in the food!” It’s a point on which she and I agree. With the weather we’re embarking upon, it’s time to think about gathering a group of girlfriends over for an evening of baking. I’ve included a couple of family favourite recipes and a delicious recipe for biscotti which — when adorned with different toppings — can become an ideal match to any number of beer styles.

Hello Dollie Squares
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Pair with Erdinger Dunkel Weissbier
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16squares
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Hello Dollie Squares
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Servings: squares
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  1. Method: Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press into a greased 8-inch baking pan. Top with coconut, chocolate chips, walnuts and condensed milk. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes until top is lightly browned and bubbly.
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Pair with Erdinger Dunkel Weissbier

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BAKING, BEERS & BISCOTTI

Italy’s classic cookie is the perfect group baking activity for the holidays. Everyone can get involved and the cookies last well. Send guests home with gift bags full of the evening’s creations.

 

Basic Biscotti
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40cookies
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Basic Biscotti
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  1. Method: Preheat oven to 300°F. Mix eggs, Amaretto and vanilla extract in a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and almonds. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix. Scrape out dough, divide in half and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Dust with flour and form the dough into 2 10-inch by 5-inch logs. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool. Slice into 1/2-inch wide pieces. Return to oven and bake for another 40 minutes, flip the biscotti half way through to make sure they cook evenly.
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Pair with Newcastle Brown Ale

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Grandma Kathleen’s Dark Chocolate Cake
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Grandma Kathleen’s Dark Chocolate Cake
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  1. Method: In a large mixing bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients one at a time, mixing by hand for 2 minutes. Grease and flour cake pans. Bake at 350°F until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Make a chocolate and stout ganache for the cake by setting a bowl above a pot of steaming water, making sure the water and the bowl are not in contact. Add the chocolate chips and whisk in the Stout and cream. When the chocolate is melted, remove from heat. Pour over cake or serve on the side for guests to add themselves.
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Pair with Propeller London Style Porter

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5 GREAT BAKED GOOD TOPPINGS

1. Toasted Coconut Great on just about anything, including both chocolate and vanilla flavoured cakes.
2. Ground Pistachios A delightful topping for lemony desserts and cakes topped with vanilla icing.
3. Crushed Oreo Cookies Crush chocolate cookies on top of chocolate based desserts. It offers a big yum factor!
4. Dried Fruit We love it on white chocolate based desserts and sprinkled on cakes with cream cheese icing.
5. Toasted Almonds Fantastic on pastries drizzled with honey or sprinkle over desserts topped with caramel sauce.

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