Christmas Ale Caramels Don’t fear the candy thermometer. It won’t bite. Seriously, it’s not as hard as it sounds! Santa’s coming and he may want something else to go along with his cookies and milk. Although, over here it’s more likely to be cookies and beer. Or cookies made with beer. Or caramels made with…… Continue Reading
Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies I do believe it’s officially cookie season. And I’m ready to celebrate! So let’s kick it off with some Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies. Because who doesn’t love beer, chocolate, brownies, and cookies? We all know that coffee and chocolate are the best of friends too! So, like magic, I…… Continue Reading
It’s always playing second fiddle. The under-appreciated runner up to the homecoming queen and bell of the fall ball. The pumpkin ale.
Don’t get me wrong. I love a pumpkin ale as much as anyone else. I do prefer it in October rather than July, but it is what it is. So, when October finally rolls around, we’re all about the pumpkin. Then we move into the holiday season and all we can talk about is gingerbread and peppermint. Other than a brief solo performance in a casserole or maybe a pie at Thanksgiving, the sweet potato is all but forgotten. I mean, when was the last time you saw a sweet potato ale in July?
Remember when I told you about how back in late October Chris and Jeff went to that Panthers game? Well, I dropped them off at The Wooden Robot – a local brewery walking distance from the stadium. They were going to have a beer there before the game, then walk back after and have another while the crowds thinned out and they could grab an Uber. I was thrilled when I discovered the brewery had a Sweet Potato Ale and told them to bring me a growler. I actually told them not to come home without it! They brought me this precious jug of heavenly brew and I made it the star of it’s own show. The Sweet Potato Ale Shortbread.
Pumpkin Ale can be substituted if Sweet Potato is not available – we won’t judge
Dough will be sticky
I was inspired to shape this shortbread into wedges like this rather than in cookie circles after watching Loraine Pascale do it this way on an episode of her TV show I caught a bit of on the Cooking Channel