St Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about drinking beer – you can always use it in the kitchen!
Now I’m not necessarily saying to use all the beer in baking, but when you’re picking up a few decent Irish microbrews for the day in question, make sure you have enough to make a cake or two. Perhaps even some ice pops if the weather stays good. Just don’t let the kids get their hands on them!
❖ Baked Irish Brie with Sunburnt Red Ale Caramel and Pecans
❖ Salted Caramel Ale Sauce
❖ Cheddar and Chive Sunburnt Irish Red Beer Bread
❖ Double Chocolate Porter Brownies – these are The Best Brownies Ever. Don’t just take my word for it either.
❖ Epic Chocolate, Porter and Potato Cake
❖ George Boole College Pudding
❖ Knockmealdown Stout Cake
❖ Spiced Chocolate Ale Cake
❖ Sunburnt Irish Red and Elderflower Ice Pops
❖ White Chocolate and Russian Imperial Stout Tiramisu – pictured right
You’ll find lots more recipes for using beer in Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider and #bakingwithbeer makes a regular appearance on my Instagram feed.