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Cooking with Guinness: Pot Pie, Caramelized Onions and a Voguish Cream Soda

Guinness Beef Pot PieChoosing our recipe items this week has been much more difficult than we thought it would be. This past year, cooking with beer has exploded and our choices are seemingly unlimited. How could we possibly just choose a few?

Guinness Beef Pot Pie by Picture the Recipe.  This was our first visit to this site and we were captivated. The photographs take you step by step in to their culinary world and it’s a splendid one. If you are not a lover of the pot pie, this recipe makes an excellent stew.

List of Ingredients; Beef chuck, onion, cloves of garlic, celery, mushrooms, diced potatoes, frozen peas and carrots, tomato paste, thyme ~ dried or fresh sprigs, dried rosemary, bay leaf, Guinness ~ not extra stout, beef broth, brown sugar, flour, salt, pepper, olive oil, parsley, puff pastry and egg.  For full recipe and method visit: PicturetheRecipe

Carmelized Onion and Guinness DipCaramelized Onion and Guinness Dip by Toledo Blade. A Friday or Saturday evening hold’s it’s own magic when you add a couple of cold beers, some breads, crackers, chips and a great dip or two. It’s movie night with stellar snacks. This recipe made the cut simply for the Guinness and caramelized onions.

List of Ingredients; Olive oil, large sweet onions, Guinness, salt, black pepper, cayenne and extra-sharp cheddar cheese. For full recipe and method, please visit: ToledoBlade

Guinness Cream SodaGuinness Cream Soda by Chow.  Although I love my Guinness as is, changing it up and giving something new a “whirl” is what we are all about here at Your Home. On paper we found the flavor combinations a bit odd, however, in reality the beverage was quite lovely.

List of Ingredients; Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, Navan vanilla liqueur, club soda, Guinness Draught. For full recipe, method and tips, please visit Chow.com

Here are a few more Cooking with Guinness ideas.  Enjoy!!

Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas; Cooking with Guinness

We have reached day two in our Week of Guinness in Honor of Saint Patrick, and we have some wicked deliciousness in today’s post.There is a bit of history in the original post from Day One, if you missed it, poke the link and give it a read.

Guinness and Dubliner Cheese Soup

Guinness and Dubliner Cheese Soup

Guinness and Dubliner Cheese Soup by One Upon a Cutting Board. Dubliner is a unique cheese consisting of a mature complex character with a sweet aftertaste. The delightful granular cheese is aged over a year and although it is named after the city of Dublin, it is manufactured by Carbery, located in County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

List of Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 rib of celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Guinness stout (or more for stronger flavour)
  • 1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth (beef broth would be a good substitute!)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1/4 pound (or 1 cup loosely packed shredded) Dubliner cheese (or sharp cheddar cheese if desired)
  • Salt and pepper
  • For full recipe and method please visit OnceUponaCuttingBoard.com
Guinness and Chocolate Truffles

Guinness and Chocolate Truffles

Guinness Chocolate Trufflesby Guinness. Two of our favorites, chocolate and Guinness all wrapped up in one delectable bite.

List of Ingredients

  • 1 kg dark chocolate, in small chunks ~ 2.20 pounds chocolate
  • 400ml of cream ~ 1 3/4 cups cream
  • 100ml Guinness ~  3.38 ounces Guinness
  • zest of 1 orange
  • cocoa or coconut powder
  • For full recipe and method, please visit Guinness.com
Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Black Velvet by BBC Good Food.  This site is one that Your Home visits often, as the cuisine is excellent, the site is clean  and easy to navigate. We were looking for something exquisitely concocted with Guinness and we simply could not resist this sinfully sparkling delight.

The list of ingredients is sheer perfection.

  • Guinness
  • Champagne
  • For full recipe and method, please visit BBCGoodFood.com

You can find more delicious Saint Patrick’s Day recipes and ideas right here.  If you are looking for something specific, please contact us and we will be happy to post it for you!  Karie@YourHomewithKarieEngels.com  We always look forward to hearing from you.

Irish Saint Patrick’s Day Toast
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.
‘Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!’  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A Week of Guinness in Honor of Saint Patrick

Guinness

Guinness

1725 was the year a legend was born. Guinness, one of the most successful beer brands worldwide, is a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. Brewed in almost 60 countries, Guinness is available in over 100. Annual sales total 850 million litres (1.5 billion imperial or 1.8 billion US pints) For more history read here and visit Guinness.com to view the timeline.  On March 17th, approximately 13 million pints will be raised in honor of Saint Patrick.

Like many Irish Americans, I feel a deep sense of cohesiveness on the festive day where we wear green and raise pints to our Irish ancestors and those relatives still living across the pond.  The Irish began marching in New York City while fighting with the British in the U.S. Revolutionary War, to reconnect with their Irish roots.  Other parades in years and decades after were held in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and now are spread through out the entire United States creating bonds of solidarity in Irish communities.

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

It’s ironic then is it not, that St. Patrick was not an Irishman.  Factual information about his life and times are vague, although it is known he was born in Britain around A.D. 390  into a Romano-British family, with both his father and grandfather Deacons in a Christian Church.  He was kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish raiders, sent overseas to tend sheep in the chilly mountainous countryside of Ireland where he remained for seven years.  Folklore suggests he had dreams and heard voices that told him to escape his captivity, which he then did, found passage on a ship and returned home to Britain.

Patrick was ordained as a Priest and guided by voices, he returned to Ireland and spent the remainder of his years traveling the isle and converting the Irish to Christianity.  His life was not an easy one, he was beaten by thugs, harassed by Irish royalty and admonished by British superiors.   There are many myths surrounding the Priest who would eventually become a Saint.  On any given day 5.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed around the world and on the anniversary of his death over 13 million pints are raised in his honor.

Let’s begin with my favorite toast as we raise a glass ~ “May you be half an hour in Heaven, Before the Devil knows you’re dead.”

Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Beef Stew by Jelly Toast. With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, assembling the menu for our Week of Guinness, yes, we do set aside an entire week, is top priority.

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef chuck
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 ounces tomato paste
  • 12 ounces Guinness Extra Stout
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcester sauce
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 turnips
  • 1 large potato
  • minced parsley for garnish.  For full recipe and method please visit Jelly Toast

Cooking with Guinness and Irish Cream

St Patrick's DayLike many Irish Americans, I feel a deep sense of cohesiveness on the festive day of the Wearing of the Green.  The Irish began marching in New York City while fighting with the British in the U.S. Revolutionary War, to reconnect with their Irish roots.  Other parades in years and decades after were held in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and now are spread through out the entire United States creating bonds of solidarity in Irish communities.

It’s ironic then isn’t it that St. Patrick wasn’t even an Irishman.  Factual information about his life and times are vague, although it is known he was born in Britain around A.D. 390  into a Romano-British family, with both his father and grandfather Deacons in a Christian Church.  He was kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish raiders, sent overseas to tend sheep in the chilly mountainous countryside of Ireland where he remained for seven years.  Folklore suggests he had dreams and heard voices that told him to escape his captivity, which he then did, found passage on a ship and returned home to Britain.

St. PatrickPatrick was ordained as a Priest and guided by voices, he returned to Ireland and spent the remainder of his years traveling the isle and converting the Irish to Christianity.  His life was not an easy one, he was beaten by thugs, harassed by Irish royalty and admonished by British superiors.   There are many myths surrounding the Priest who would eventually become a Saint.  On any given day 5.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed around the world and on the anniversary of his death over 13 million pints are raised in his honor.

Let’s begin with my favorite toast as we raise a glass ~ “May you be half an hour in Heaven, Before the Devil knows you’re dead.”

This is a delectable recipe that I cannot resist sharing.  The name itself conjures up stirrings of my Irish roots.   The ingredients list is basic with items that are more than likely already in your larder or pantry.

Delicious Chocolate Guinness Cake  Photo:  Lara Ferroni for Huffington Post

Delicious Chocolate Guinness Cake Photo: Lara Ferroni for Huffington Post

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce 

Shopping List

  • all-purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • unsalted butter, softened
  • dark brown sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extreact
  • Guinness or other stout beer
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream

For Caramel Sauce

  • sugar
  • water
  • Irish whisky such as Jameson or Bushmills
  • heavy cream
  • unsalted butter

Follow the link to the recipe here