butterbeer

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So, I, like most humanity, have read the Harry Potter books.

As intriguing as pumpkin pasties, treacle tarts and cockroach clusters sound, I’ve never thought to actually make them.

Butterbeer is another story.

It just sounds warm and cuddly and…well…alcoholic.

I’m not much of a beer drinker, so that held me back slightly, but as someone who has made peanut butter pasta, I figured I’d give it a try.

 

Ingredients

2 cups beer
2 egg yolks, whisked
7 tbsp sugar
Nutmeg
1 tbsp salted butter

*  In a small saucepan, heat beer until almost boiling.
*  Remove from heat and stir in yolks, sugar and nutmeg.
*  Return to low heat (so as not to get scrambled eggs) and whisk for 2 minutes.
*  Stir in butter and pour into one large or two small mugs.
*  Top with a shake of nutmeg and enjoy. 

 

Recipe notes:

The beer loses its beer-iness, so don’t let your dislike of the beverage keep you away from this confection.

As for the drink itself, it was pretty tasty, but not something I’d make again.  I mean, if I’m going to consume all those calories (7 tbsp of sugar!) I’d much rather have hot cocoa.

Butter Rum, on the other hand, is next on my To Try List.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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