Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Cooking Conundrum

I was reading Fr. Z's Blog the other day and came across an unexpected post. I typically turn to his blog, "What Does the Prayer Really Say?", for commentary on Catholic issues, but was intrigued to see mention of craft beer. Fr. Zuhlsdorf has begun his holiday cooking and was making Christmas Pudding. The recipe he used called for both a barleywine and a stout in the ingredients list.

Father posted that he selected Guinness Stout and Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Barleywine. He also noted that the recipe called for just 2.5 ounces of each beer. That particular barleywine comes in a 750 ml bottle. As Fr. Z remarked "well... what to do… what to do…"

Of course, the title of this post is facetious. There's no conundrum. We all know what to do.

1 comment:

  1. I have a similar chili recipe that my family got from some friends in Texas, probably 30 years ago. It calls for half a beer.

    Turns out the traditional method is to drink a six pack while cooking the chili, and when I remembered it, pour in some beer. Works for me.


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