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4 Ways To Cooking With Beer

4 Ways To Cooking With Beer

The tradition of cooking with beer is not new. Over the years, cooking with beer has grown into a practice which many people enjoy. A lot of people believe that cooking with beer is one way of eating healthy meals; they now infuse different recipes to enrich their food daily.

Research shows that cooking with beer is quite healthy because the antioxidants and polyphenols in beer act as-as free-radical scavengers that fight cancer-causing chemicals in the body.

Beers are meant to enhance the flavors of the food and should, therefore, be added moderately because overdoing it could kill the taste of the food and make it unpalatable.

Here are five healthy beer recipes

Beer Soup

Beer can be used in preparing the soup. Here are ingredients needed in making beer soup;

  • Vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cups German beer
  • 250g, of stale bread Salt and pepper
  • Grated nutmeg to season
  • 7 tablespoons single (light) cream.

How to prepare

Put the vegetable stock in the saucepan.  Add your German beer and stale bread, season with your salt and pepper to taste. Cook for half an hour and allow to cool. Pour into a blender and add your nutmeg and cream. Check the flavor and reheat. Serve when it is hot.

Beer Pancakes

In preparing pancake, beer can provide the rising action.


  • Plain flour
  • 2 cups beer
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Some butter.

How to prepare

Mix your beer, eggs, and honey in a bowl – mix well. Filter the flour into the mixed ingredients. Mix again until you see a thin and lumpy mix. Heat your butter in a frying pan. Spoon in the batter and fry the pancake using medium heat. Flip the pancake when the bubbles appear on the surface and serve.

Beer Bread

Beer can also be used in preparing bread. Here are the Ingredients needed;

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  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • Sugar to taste
  • Light beer
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter

How to prepare

Rub your butter on your baking pan and set aside. Mix your flour, sugar, rosemary, and beer in a large bowl and pour into a loaf pan. Bake for until the bread rises, then rub melted butter over the top.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Beer

Beer can be used in preparing cupcakes. Here are the ingredients needed;


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups of stout beer
  • unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • Cream cheese frosting

How to prepare

Preheat your oven to 325˚F.  Pour your cake mixture into a large bowl. Get a separate bowl and mix your beer, butter, and egg. Add the mixture to that of your cake and combine.  Pour the mixture into cupcake tins and allow to bake for about 20 minutes, or until tops have risen.  Allow to cool, then top with a cream cheese frosting.

The use of beer goes beyond taking it as a drink while eating or relaxing, it can also be used as a food recipe. Cooking with beer is one way to enrich your food. However, it must be stated that beer is so complex; therefore you must use different shades and styles for appropriate recipes.

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