Craft Beer Christmas Cake
There are plenty of different ways to introduce someone to BrewDog, some more unconventional than others, but beer and food pairings are perhaps the most straightforward. Since it's the season to be jolly, we just so happen to have Christmas cuisine on the cranium which leads us nicely to our latest beer infused masterpiece – the BrewDog Christmas cake. Traditionally made with stout, we thought we'd crank things up a notch by adding an 18.2% bottle of our infamous, intergalactic fantastic oak-aged stout Tokyo*. We promise you Nan will love it.
So, to ensure you have yourself a 'merry' Christmas you will need:
450g plain flour
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
a pinch of salt
330g soft brown sugar
115g shredded fruit peel, shredded carrot peel and almonds
the zest of one lemon
4 large eggs
tsp golden syrup
tsp bicarbonate of soda
115g glacé cherries
½ pint of Tokyo* (buying one 330ml bottle of Tokyo* will leave you with a little bit left over; perhaps for quality control purposes)
Icing sugar for decoration
Once you've ensured your kitchen is a bomb proof zone and free from penguins, dogs and grinches, you can create your very own BrewDog Christmas cake by following these steps:
1.Sift the flour into a bowl. Then add the salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
2.Rub in the butter to the mixture before adding the sugar, dried fruit, peel and almonds (Soaking the dried fruit and peel in a small amount of Tokyo* overnight makes for an even richer cake).
3.Lightly beat the four eggs and dissolve in the bicarbonate of soda and lemon zest (sampling this concoction out of curiosity is not advised).
4.Mix the egg/zest/soda combo into the dry mixture.
5.Continuously stir the mixture (elbow grease included) whilst adding in the cherries and golden syrup.
6.Add the ½ pint of Tokyo* to the mix (preferably with a fanfare backing track to match).
7.Slop the mixture into a well-greased, lined baking tin.
8.Bake at gas mark 5 / 190 degrees for around 2 ½ to 3 hours...or until you can prod it with a sharp implement and no cake goo comes out.
9.Leave to cool, decorate with icing, then crack open another bottle of Tokyo* to bask in your certified domestic godess-ness.
Thinking of attempting your own BrewDog inspired festive fayre this holiday season? We always want to hear about your beer-infused culinary triumphs and disasters; just send us an email complete with photographic evidence.
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