Friday, 17 October 2014

Peanut Butter Stout Cookies

By using powdered peanut butter rather than regular peanut butter, you really infuse the flavor of the stout into the cookies. The finished product is not overly sweet, but rather rich and robust in flavor.
Serving Advice:
Leave opened beer out overnight to allow it to decarbonate and warm to room temperature

1 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
1/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Stout (decarbonated and room temperature)
2 eggs
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
Chocolate chips (optional)


Lightly mix the flour and baking soda and in a bowl and set aside.
Mix powdered peanut butter and sugars in large bowl.
Beat eggs and stout together in a separate bowl and add to peanut butter/sugar mixture.
Add small amounts of the flour mixture at a time making sure it is mixing evenly.
Cover bowl and set in fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Roll into small balls and place on non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake for 5 minutes.
Use the back of a spoon to make a small well in the center of each of the stout cookies.
Set 3-4 chocolate chips in each well and bake another 5 minutes.
Sprinkle sea salt on cookies as soon as they're out of the oven (optional).
Let stout cookies cool on cookie sheet until chocolate hardens.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Crazy Beer Laws

Here are a list of my favorites
Maharashtra, India - one must have a drinking permit.
Scotland - According to a law in Scotland, "any Scotsman found to be wearing underwear beneath his kilt, can be fined two cans of beer"
Western Australia - remember that crushing a can of beer between your breasts, can land you in jail. No, this isn’t a joke. A bartender (or barmaid, as they say in Australia) was arrested, tried, and fined for flaunting her crushing talent.
Alaska, USA  - No matter your reasons behind your logic you can't serve any alcoholic drinks to a moose. Whether it be beer or not.
Florida, USA - In the state that is known to get hurricanes the governor has the power to ban all alcohol sales during a state of emergency.
Georgia, USA - If you want to get mixed messages then this should confuse you quickly - If you drink in public that is considered okay. But if you get drunk in public that is illegal.
Idaho, USA - If you are brewing a beer and put it into a keg, no matter if you are a home brewer or not you need to make sure that you label the beer. Because if you do not then you might get fined up to 1,000 dollars and face up to 6 months in jail.
Michigan, USA- Usually this state does not have to many drinking laws, you can drink until last call, which is at two in the morning and take a small five hour break, then drink again at seven in the morning. However, if it is during Christmas day then you need to wait until noon to start drinking again.
Nebraska, USA - If you like soup and beer then this is the state for you to visit on your next vacation. Because you can't sell beer unless you have a kettle of soup being made at the time.
New Hampshire, USA - You can only be served an alcoholic drink of your choice if you are sitting down, so that means no walking up to the bar and ordering a pitcher of beer.

Enjoy your drink and be safe.