Old English Caramel Puffcorn Say What?!? Old English Caramel Puffcorn? What the heck is that? Old English Caramel Puffcorn is made with Old English candied fruit by Paradise Fruit Co., Old Dutch Puffcorn and a delicious caramel topping made with butter, brown sugar, light corn …
Category: Munchies and Snacks
Stuffed Dates, Dollar Store Style This post and following recipe, comes to you via my recent trip to the Dollar Tree in Antigo WI. If you have read my blog you’re well aware of my love for all things cheap or thrifty. I love a …
Yogurt Dill Dip with Guinness Beer Bread
The secret to this creamy and yummy lo-cal dip is the blend of plain Greek yogurt, reduced-fat sour cream and olive oil mayonnaise. Not only is this dip fantastic with fresh vegetables and beer bread, it’s super served alongside baked potato wedges or breaded chicken fingers. Yogurt Dill Dip is also delicious served with my favorite pumpernickel rye pretzels from Trader Joe’s .
Guinness Beer Bread
I recently picked up this box of Guinness Beer Bread Mix at Aldi. I don’t usually purchase beer bread mix, because we aren’t huge fans of beer bread, usually. Most boxed beer breads, to me anyway, are on the heavy side, don’t really taste much like beer, and are topped with melted butter. (Which I find to be overkill) So when I picked up this boxed beer bread by Guinness I wasn’t expecting much. But for $2.99, I thought what the heck.
Molasses Adds Depth
Guinness beer bread mix is made with only a few ingredients. The boxed mix, beer and molasses. I personally feel that the molasses is what adds so much depth and character to this bread. Some may argue that point and say it’s the Guinness beer and maybe so but the combination of the two, beer and molasses, takes this bread up a notch or two from other mixes I’ve tried. You can serve this beer bread with molasses butter for a great taste alternative.
A Small Confession
I have a small confession to make. I didn’t use Guinness Beer to make Guinness Beer Bread. I’m sure you’re calling me a @*$%# about right now but I think I deserve a chance to explain here. Like I said, the hubby and I went to Aldi to pick up some groceries. While there, I picked up one box of Guinness Beer Bread Mix. I never buy one of anything, but for some reason this time I did. (Now I know why I buy everything in multiples of three)
Beer on Clearance?
The beer bread mix was marked down to $2.99, due to the fact that St Patty’s day had come and gone. (Aldi is really good about putting seasonal items on clearance.) Anyway, after we got home I realized I didn’t buy any beer to make the beer bread with. Fast forward to the following week-end. On our way home from our grand-daughters 6th birthday party, we stopped at the Pig. Well lo and behold, they had a bin full of beer that was on clearance, $1.00 a bottle.
Brechenridge Brewery | Colorado Craft Beers
I grabbed a bottle of Christmas Ale and headed for the check out. Christmas Ale is a malty full-bodied winter warmer. The chill of winter calls for a beer with extra flavor & strength and this classic strong ale does just that. Flavors of caramel and chocolate are derived from carefully roasted malts. Chinook and Mt. Hood hops contribute a spiciness and clean finish, making Christmas Ale the perfect partner for making beer bread.