An ice-cold lager or a dark stout can be for more than just drinking. Cooking with beer, especially around Saint Patrick’s Day, (think stout cake and Guinness stew) is popular. There are many reasons why cooking and baking with beer is advantageous to your recipes. For one, beer contains hops and malt, adding flavor and a subtle sweetness to savory dishes. Also, the yeast in beer makes baked goods lighter. So, pop open a bottle and get cooking.
With so many reasons to cook with beer, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with recipes using beer and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $30 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.