March 11th, 2007


Beer Related Recipe Sought

Went out here in DC to a beer hall, "Regional Food and Drink," and the one option that was vegan was an extremely disappointing pasta. Bland, boring, no flavor whatsoever. Claimed it was a putanesca, but the only sign of that was the olives and capers.

Anyway, I'd like to suggest something new to the restaurant (I'm a squeeky wheel), so I'm looking for recipes with beer in them that would bre restaurant appropriate. All of their dishes had been incorporated in some way, so it's gotta have that. Any thoughts? Thanks!
life aquatic

Mocha icing

I made a cake today and tried out a new icing I thought I'd share!
I found it here on Allrecipes. I'll put my adjustments in italics.

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used two heaping spoon fulls because i didn't want it to overpower the coffee flavor. Just play it by ear. You may want to use more)
1/3 cup strong, hot, brewed coffee (I brewed an entire mug of coffee but used two or three times the grounds as it would normally require. I watered the leftovers down and drank it while the cake was baking!)
3 cups confectioners' sugar (I used 4 cups. It was kind of runny.)
1/3 cup melted butter (use whatever alternative you'd like. You might be able to skip this actually since it was kind of runny.)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts