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Beer is one of the oldest and the most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world.
Beer is one of the oldest and the most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains (commonly malted barley, though wheat, maize (corn), rice, and oats are also used). During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer. Most modern beer is brewed with hops, which add bitterness and other flavours and act as a natural preservative and stabilizing agent. Other flavouring agents such as gruit (a herb mixture), herbs, or fruits may be included or used instead of hops.
When beer is distilled, the resulting liquor is a form of whisky.

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  1. TastyReuben

    Recipe Hungarian Sausage Stew with Ale (Lecsó)

    Hungarian Sausage Stew with Ale (Lecsó) Makes 6 servings Ingredients 8 oz skinless slab bacon, sliced 1/4 inch thick and cut into 1/4-inch strips 1 large Vidalia onion, thinly sliced 3 large yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced 3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 12 oz spicy Hungarian sausage...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Rye bread with Guinness & caraway

    This bread is delicious with a ripe Camembert and some chilli chutney. Its fairly easy to make and only needs to rise one. It will keep for up to a week. Ingredients 300g rye flour 200g white bread flour 4 tsp caraway seeds 1 tbsp black treacle (molasses) Guinness or other dark ale (at room...
  3. Morning Glory

    Recipe West Indies style beef stew with porter

    I was going to make a classic British beef stew but then I spotted a bottle of Guinness ‘West Indies porter’, which inspired this dish. If you really can’t take the heat leave out the Scotch bonnet. However, if you use it whole (pierced with a sharp knife), it releases a gentle heat and a...
  4. Herbaceous

    Recipe Beer Bread with Rosemary

    This beer bread is easy, delicious, and goes extremely well with soups, stews, and pasta. It also makes an excellent sandwich bread, especially for tomato sandwiches. I couldn’t swear to it, but I think the recipe is originally from one of the Heartsmart cookbooks by Bonnie Stern...
  5. Morning Glory

    Recipe Sticky onion & beer gravy

    This gravy is great with ‘bangers and mash’ but it would be good with other meats or braised tofu ‘steak’ for a vegan meal. The ‘sticky’ derives from 'all American' grape jelly (kindly posted to me by my lovely American friend). Its difficult to obtain in the UK. You could substitute redcurrant...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Black Bean & Beer Brownies

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  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Gluten free, Chickpea Flour Beer Bread

    I'm not gluten free, but I do love chickpeas so this recipe was a must try for me. I used a very light vegan Pilsner beer, but any vegan beer would make it vegan. But if you want a gluten-free loaf, you'll need to track down a gluten free beer. And if you don't want to use beer or can't have...
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Beer Pretzels

    So what is needed to make a pretzel vegan? Well the first thing is to switch out the milk and butter. Easily done. You can use any non-dairy milk but soy milk or something called "Not Milk" are both ideal. The butter can be replaced with either vegan butter or a dairy free margarine. If using a...
  9. medtran49

    Recipe Stuffed poblano peppers with beer, cashew and chipotle sauce

    4 to 6 servings Beer, cashew, chipotle sauce 4 Tblsp olive oil, divided 1 cup cashews 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp) 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 cup beer (not dark) or homemade or store-bought low-sodium vegetable (for vegetarian or vegan option) or chicken stock 3 whole chipotles...
  10. Puggles

    Recipe Beer Cheese & Soft Pretzels

    Soft Pretzels 1 ½ cups water, warm 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 packet active dry yeast 4 cups flour (I used bread flour) 2 tablespoons oil 1/3c cup baking soda 2 eggs, beaten kosher salt 1.) Heat water to about 110°F (43C) and put in yeast and sugar. mix well, cover, and set aside...
  11. caseydog

    Recipe Broccoli Cheddar Beer Soup

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  12. caseydog

    Recipe Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs

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  13. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Hungarian Lecsó with Lager

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  14. murphyscreek

    Recipe & Video Beer Can Chicken

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  15. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Welsh Rarebit

    Ingredients: One lump butter One tablespoon flour salt & pepper 2 tsps mustard powder (or prepared mustard) approx. 1 cupful grated strong Cheddar cheese About a cup of beer (I used a Golden Ale; stout or porter are even better) A dash or two of Worcestershire Sauce Cayenne pepper to taste 2...
  16. Yorky

    Recipe Beer Batter

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  17. Morning Glory

    Recipe Beer braised mushrooms with creamed parsnips

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  18. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Cast Iron Skillet Rolls

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  19. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Cheese Fondue

    16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese 12 oz. shredded Swiss cheese 1 (12 oz./1-1/2 C.) Beer Hot sauce - to taste Flour Toss cheese with enough flour to just coat. In a saucepan heat beer just to boiling. Add hot sauce to taste. Add cheese in small batches and stir till melted and smooth before...
  20. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites recipe challenge: beer

    Welcome to the CookingBites recipe challenge. The current challenge ingredient is beer and TastyReuben is our judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe** which uses beer, tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a link to it in this thread. The winner becomes the judge for the...
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