• Fall. I love fall. Pumpkin everything. My version of Thanksgiving comes around – “Hanksgiving”. And, Terrapin Pumpkinfest. This beer looks and smells like pumpkin. As it should, since it’s made with real pumpkin! You can smell the spices of fall; nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, as well as hints of caramel and graham crackers. It’s truly a beer that makes you visualize everything great about the fall. Once you taste Terrapin Pumpkinfest Spicy Crab Bisque, you’ll feel the same. I’ve incorporated all those beautiful fall flavors in this off the charts bisque. Paired with the Terrapin Pumpkinfest Salted Caramel Crusted Beer Bread, your tummy will be very happy. In fact, I’d say you’ll “fall” for it!
  • I grew up loving root beer. What kid didn’t? While I rarely drink it these days, every once in a while, it’s a little piece of nostalgia that I greatly enjoy. And, well, a little piece of nostalgia is exactly what Small Town Brewery excels at creating.  Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer tastes just like root beer, all while boasting a 5.9% ABV (trust me, you’ll want a case of this!). I thought about my favorite treat as a child; a root beer float. How do I make magic happen with the two? Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float Cake, of course! The cake, like Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer, gives the touch of nostalgia, without all the sugary sweetness (there’s some, don’t get me wrong!). The cake is light and tasty, not too sweet, and the perfect complement to this flavorsome ale.
  • Slice of Irish Soda Bread

    Irish or not, you had the grand idea of making Irish Soda Bread for your St. Paddy's celebration. Then you started looking up recipes. By the time you figure out what's what, it's already next week!

    You say you see recipes with Raisins or Currents? Butter? Sugar? Nope. Nope. AND NOPE!
    • That changes it to "Spotted Dog", "Railway Cake", or just a "Tea Cake". It's no longer Irish Soda Bread.
    Okay, now that we cleared that up.... Would you believe there's a secret Irish Soda Bread society? "The Society for the Preservation of Soda Bread" actually exists! Okay, so maybe it's not a secret society. Back in the day, famine and poverty in Ireland was a real problem. Most of those in dire circumstances had no oven. Soft wheat (less gluten than our heard wheat) was cheap, and a basic bread baked in covered iron pots (bastibles) was born. I baked mine in a cake pan, but it can be baked on a cookie sheet. The X cut into the bread may seem like a way to be sure it's baked, it was originally thought to release fairies that can curse the bread (ward off evil). No matter how you cut it, Irish soda bread is an easy, tasty, MUST HAVE for any St. Paddy's Day celebration! I served it with my homemade Dutch Appelstroop (apple syrup).

    The recipe:

    • 4 Cups flour
    • 2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk (powered buttermilk will also work - just follow package directions)
    Preheat oven to 375, and grease and flour 9" cake pan or whatever vessel you wish to bake in on. I bake it with another 9" pan on top, and take that off for the last 10 minutes of baking. DO NOT grease the cover pan. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. You can see in pics that I used a very large metal bowl. It only needs a little kneading , so I just do that in the bowl. If you don't have this large of a bowl, turn onto lightly floured surface a knead a few times. Flatten into a disc, and place into cake pan (or whatever you are baking in in/on). [gallery ids="936,937"] In the cake pan, push it to the sides. It will pull back like pizza dough, just push it until it's as close to sides as you can get it. Cut a cross or X in the top, to edges, BEFORE BAKING. Bake about 25 mins; remove top after 15 mins. [gallery ids="938,939"]

    Enjoy! Sláinte!

    If you have questions about one of our recipes, or you’d like to see our take on how to prepare a main dish, a side, or a dessert, please Contact Hank Watson at Henriettibles to let us know. We enjoy creating good food and putting the Henriettibles spin on recipes!

  • I know, I know. You're thinking, "Beer, grapefruit, brie and grandma's apple crisp?  What the what?"  Welcome to the delicious world of craft beers! This Schofferhofer Grapefruit Brie Apple Crisp will conjure up some of those wonderful grandma's cooking memories, but it will also bring you into the new (ish) & exciting world of craft beer, and all the fabtastic foods you can create. Alone, this Schofferhofer Grapefruit hefeweizen is refreshing to the taste buds and nose, worthy of any spring fling or summer pool party. With some fresh fruit and brie, it becomes Oscar worthy. Because of the brie, this dish can be used as either an appetizer or dessert. I personally tried some for breakfast, and it was incredible. Because I run on the hedonistic side, I also tried equal parts of Schofferhofer Grapefruit and champagne. Move over mimosa, there's a new sheriff in town! YUM!!!  I hope that you get as much enjoyment out of this recipe as I have!

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Chow yumly!

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