Food Geek Friday: Buttered Beere

I recently discovered the site, Gojee. If you're into food then you HAVE to spend some quality time on this site. Enter what foods you have, what you dislike and what you're craving and then beautiful, beautiful food and/or drink images appear. Right now it's easily my favorite food site ever.

So I come across this recipe for Buttered Beere and then it takes me to another awesome website, 12 Bottle Bar.

The recipe was just so odd that I HAD to try it.

And the recipe is just so odd that I'm still not sure if I liked it or not. It's slightly egg-nog-y, but not really. It's chai-esque, but not really. There's a hint of sweet when you first taste it, but bitter on the finish. I didn't not like it, but I don't know that I love it either. So for today I'll pass it along for you to try or ignore at your leisure.

I'll say this...it made my house smell like Christmas so maybe you'll want to bust it out to try on unsuspecting friends on the holiday.

Or a Harry Potter party...

Or an Elizabethan themed party...it is, after all, adapted from an old "huswife's" cookbook from that era.

Buttered Beere

Adapted from 12 Bottle Bar who adapted from ‘The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin’ (1588)

Ingredients

  • 3 bottles black lager (I used Rahr Ugly Pug)
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Add beer and spices to saucepan, bring to boil and then immediately turn to lowest setting.
  2. While beer is heating, beat eggs and sugar together together until light and creamy. Once beer is ready, remove from heat, slowly whisk in egg mixture (so as to not turn into some crazy beer/egg scramble) and then return mixture to low heat.
  3. Whisk constantly over low until mixture begins to thicken slightly (about 5 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in butter quickly until a foam forms. Serve warm and enjoy!

If you make this, let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas!