Hopsteiner Presents A Very Hoppy Holiday – Holiday Beer Recipes

Holiday Beer Cooking Recipes courtesy of Hopsteiner
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Our friends from Yakima, Washington at Hopsteiner sent us some intriguing holiday baking and cooking recipes. With the holidays quickly approaching here are some intriguing recipes to check out. We look forward to making a few of these ourselves.

Appetizers:
Hopped Up Bruschetta
Bruschetta is a classic and light appetizer that is a great way to begin a meal. If you are unable to find fresh hops, basil flowers are a good substitute. Once the basil plant has flowered, the herb becomes slightly bitter and hop-like. Serve the bruschetta with a fine-textured toasted bread, like a baguette. (Get the recipe here.)

Soft Beer Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip
Now that you’ve had a nice, light appetizer of bruschetta, you can move on to this mouth-watering combo of soft beer pretzels and beer cheese dip. (Get the recipe here.)

Dinner: 
Beer-Brined Roast Chicken:
This is a classic Christmas main course with a drunken twist. (Try this recipe.)

Asparagus and Wild Hops Risotto
Risotto is a buttery comfort food that is so versatile. “Wow” your guests with this asparagus and wild hops risotto hat will make you the “Michelin-Star Chef” of your family. (Get this delicious recipe here.)

Beer and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Everyone will be going back for seconds with this unbelievable beer and bacon mac and cheese recipe- a guaranteed hit. (Try this yummy recipe.)

Dessert: 
Chocolate Stout Pudding
This decadent dessert combines chocolate, stout, and homemade whipped cream. What could be better? (Get the recipe here.)

Buttermilk and Beer Beignets
Anyone who has been to the famous Café Du Monde in New Orleans knows that beignets are delicious and completely addicting. These beignets are made with wheat beer that’ll give them a lightness that isn’t found when they’re traditionally made with evaporated milk. Yum! Try the recipe here.

Once your Christmas Eve feast is complete, you can look forward to a delicious Christmas morning breakfast with these hoppy recipes:

Spiced Stout Waffles
This waffle batter recipe calls for beer to create a fluffy, yeast-like batter. You can get creative with the beer you use to infuse whatever flavors you desire. Stouts with notes of vanilla or cinnamon are recommended, but perhaps a banana bread beer would be delicious as well. (Get the recipe.)

Beer-Candied Bacon
You can’t have Christmas breakfast without bacon! This recipe requires only bacon, brown sugar, and stout beer. You can’t go wrong. (Here’s how to make it.)

IPA Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
Anyone who loves IPAs will enjoy sipping on this hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows- while opening gifts under the tree. (Here’s an easy recipe.)

Hoppy holidays from Hopsteiner!

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