Foodie Thursday

This weekend is our annual Oktoberfest. Everything I make has some type of beer in it.  I use a variety of beer in the recipes. There are soooo many ‘flavored’ beers now, Here are a few …


I use this in my cookies

I use this in my cookies

This for my brownies

This for my brownies

This for my cheese dip

This for my cheese dip

Here is the menu…

Beer Pretzels w/beer cheese dip – I do make the pretzels but frozen ones with the beer cheese dip also works 😀

Beer Brewed Shrimp (see recipe below)

Beer Stew w/ Buttery Beer Bread

Beer Bake Beans

Beer Brats (simply boiling brats in beer)

Beer Chocolate chip and Pretzel cookies

Beer Brownies (see recipe below)


Drunk Shrimp

What you need:

  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5 pounds large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per lb), peeled and deveined
  • 3 (12 fluid ounce) bottles beer

What you do:

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Mix in the salt and shrimp. Pour the beer over the shrimp, and simmer just until the shrimp turn pink. Turn off the heat, and allow the shrimp to sit at least 1/2 hour. Serve while still warm, or refrigerate and reheat before serving.


 Beer Brownies

 What you need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • 8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped (may substitute extra-dark chocolate chips)
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • .
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) of an extra stout beer
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 What you do:

 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt until evenly combined. Set aside. 

Melt butter, bittersweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips in a double-boiler over very low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat. 

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add melted chocolate mixture, beating until combined. 

Beat reserved flour mixture into melted chocolate mixture. Whisk in Guinness stout beer by hand. The batter may seem a bit thin. 

Pour into prepared baking pan. Drop semisweet chocolate chips evenly on top of batter (some will sink in). Bake 25 to 30 minutes (oven temperatures vary) on center rack in the oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Let brownies cool, uncovered, to room temperature. 


Thanks for stopping by 😀 I’d love to hear your favorite beer recipe. Also if you would a copy of a recipe for anything listed just leave me a comment with your e-mail and I’ll shoot it over to you. 


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