A chocolate stout is a stout brewed with chocolate. It might just be the perfect stout to use in making desserts. This chocolate stout is made by Flying Fish, a NJ based brewery.
Flying Fish is proudly brewed in NJ and it's home is just a minute away from the house I grew up in outside exit 4. So it's been very interesting to learn that the brewery has started an Exit Series in tribute to one of NJ's most well known features...the Turnpike! This particular one is Exit 13 (sixth in the series) and just happens to be a chocolate stout and the exit that is local to me now! Exit 13 is home to the Port of Newark. This brew uses some of the chocolate that comes in through this port. Flying fish is calling it their import/export stout and an "excellent dessert beer".
Stout in chocolate dessert recipes enhances the chocolate flavor of the dessert. This week, I'll be using this particular chocolate stout in my own recipe for a yummy cake. Do you have any favorite dessert recipes that include stout?
Update: I decided to use this chocolate stout to make a chocolate stout cake filled with ganache and topped with coffee buttercream:
Chocolate Stout Cake with Coffee Buttercream
Love using stout in desserts. I came up with a wonderful stout toffee for a sticky toffee pudding we served at a gastropub I worked at. Worked beautifully! Here's a link to my recipe: http://pastrychefonline.com/blog/2009/01/28/stout-toffee-sauce/
I think more desserts should have beer in them--it can be tricky, but that's part of the fun!
I love using chocolate stout. I have used in quick breads, cake, cupcakes and brioche. I especially love it in brioche!
Great picks! And how did the bkinag go? I have to start some of my bkinag in a little while and then I'll rise at 4:30 to continue Lots to do in such little time. Oh, well, bkinag is relaxing anyway and it's fun Have a great 4th of July tomorrow if I don't speak to you tomorrow!