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roast chicken with stout, rosemary and honey

roast chicken with stout, rosemary and honey

I’ve taken my all time favourite roast chicken recipe which I’ve made using whole birds and chicken pieces and adapted it using stout instead of wine or verjuice. I really dont know how to make a more succulent roast chicken. I played around with the seasonings to better compliment the beer, and it turned out to be utterly delicious. The onions and carrots – which roast slowly with the chicken, and the honey add a much needed sweet element to offset the bitterness of the stout. The beer adds a rich savoury flavour to the sauce – which is plentiful, and reduces to a delicious jus to serve with the meat. Its so delicious you will grab a spoon and sip it like a broth.  Continue Reading →

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stout welsh rarebit

stout welsh rarebit

Once you taste Welsh rarebit with stout you wont want it any other way. If you’ve never had Welsh rarebit before, now is a good time to start. Continue Reading →

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stout beef and mushroom stew

stout beef and mushroom stew

Winter has finally hit Cape Town with full force and I couldn’t be happier about spending more time at home cuddling under a blanket and cooking comfort food like this. I’ve added Castle Milk Stout to this dish which adds a delicious slightly bitter depth of flavour that mellows after the 3 hours it takes to simmer away. The mushrooms compliment the beef in flavour and texture, and then all the usual suspects like onion, celery and carrots go in to make this a classic beef stew. Continue Reading →

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easy stout fruit cake

easy stout fruit cake

I have adapted my maternal grandmothers never-fail, easy boiled fruit cake recipe and added Castle Chocolate Milk Stout which gives it a lovely depth of flavour. The slight bitterness offsets this sweet cake beautifully. I also can’t believe how easy it is to make and is now my go-to recipe for fruit cake and will be what I make this Christmas.  Continue Reading →

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