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Go back a couple of centuries and you’ll find that many people in Europe and America, including children, drank beer for breakfast because local water supplies were frequently contaminated.
While your municipality takes care that no disease-producing microbes are in your tap water, you can still have beer for breakfast. Put it in your waffles!
Here’s one of the delicious beer-infused recipes we received from the Craft Brewers Association at CraftBeer.com, contributed by Nicole, author of Dula Notes.
Nicole uses Bell’s Double Cream Stout, one of her favorite local Michigan beers, to add spice and character to homemade waffles.
Try it now: It might be just what you’re looking for for Father’s Day.
And if Dad really likes stout, consider gifting him these stout glasses from Spielgau, or these from Libbey.
RECIPE: WAFFLES WITH STOUT
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the
1 cup buttermilk or milk
1 cup stout
A glass of stout. Photo courtesy Spielgau.
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Real maple syrup
Mix stout into your waffles. Photo courtesy DulaNotes.com.
1. MELT the butter in a medium pot over low heat. Add the buttermilk and stout, stir and heat until warm. Turn off the heat.
2. COMBINE the flour, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom in a large bowl. Whisk to blend.
3. WHISK the eggs in another large bowl until well beaten. Add the vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour about one cup of the warm butter/buttermilk/beer mixture into the eggs and whisk vigorously to combine. Pour the rest of the mixture into the bowl, whisking constantly.
4. ADD the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until the flour disappears, but the batter is still a little lumpy. Take care not overmix, but make sure that the flour is incorporated. Let the batter sit as the waffle iron heats up.
5. SPREAD a thin coat of butter on the preheated waffle iron to prevent the waffles from sticking. Pour the batter into the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden brown. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAPLE SYRUP & PANCAKE SYRUP?
Check it out. And only buy real maple syrup!
TYPES OF BEER
Check out the difference between stout and other types of beer in our Beer Glossary.
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