Normally after brewing, I toss all my spent grains. I never gave it much thought; grains, at least the amounts I use, do not cost all that much. Still, it is waste full just discarding the grains when they can have a second life. So, after brewing a Scottish Ale I processed the grains (see how here) and used a portion to make (mostly) healthy cookies.
I brewed my first 5 gallon batch of beer January 2011. Since then I have brewed at least two batches a year. I am no expert on the subject, but never the less I felt the need to write about it. What follows is my step-by-step process along with some tips and resources.
Emma and I continue our yearly cookie tradition with some peppermint blossom cookies. As you'll see in the video, we made our cookie balls too big. Our cookies turned out to be more like a cake or brownie still, they were very good. I suppose we will have to get some practice in before next years cookie bake.
Here is an alternate Protein Waffle recipe that has great taste with half the guilt.
This is a twist on a couple bread recipes. I combined (more or less) two bread recipes that I love. The outcome was this unique dessert bread.
A while back my dad started writing down his recipes. The one I’m making today is a Beer Cheese Spread. The base recipe is very basic and super easy to make.
Unfortunately, I spent my Thanksgiving night at work, but lucky for me I came home the next morning to a mountain of leftover turkey. Truth is, I don’t actually care for turkey all that much. I really wish the tradition was ham. So, my challenge was to figure out how to use all the turkey. After rummaging through the fridge I came up with three dishes that also utilized other leftovers: Turkey Skillet, Turkey and Beans, and Turkey Salad.
One dessert that has always reminded me of Christmas is sugar cookies. I have fond memories of making them as a kid. This year my daughter Emma wanted a turn; also she has wanted to be in a YouTube video for a while.