Brew: Seeing as how Pinky wrote about her wonderful weather and the beers she's enjoying with it, I thought I'd talk about the deep, dark, malty stouts, porters and ales that I'm surrounding myself with, to keep warm, heading into winter.
There's definitely something that comes along with the cold weather that screams for smooth rich dark malty ales, as well as a good pie. So at the risk of this blog being overwhelmed by cupcakes, I figured I'd also take the opportunity to balance this out with a recipe for one of the best uses of beer in a recipe I've come across, Steak and Oatmeal Stout pies, and a matching beer from one of my favourite breweries.
Steak, Onion & Oatmeal Stout pies w. XS Imperial Porter - Rogue - USA - 8.2%
I'm going to make this brief so I can get back to talking about the important stuff: beer. But don't let my impatience take away from the magnitude of these pies, because they're truly amazing.
- 800g sliced steak
- 750ml Oatmeal Stout
- 2 diced onions
- 2 stock cubes
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- shortcrust pastry
Did I mention how short I was going to make this? Yep. Good. Now I can get back to talking about beer.