Sunday, September 27, 2009

Guinness: 250 years: Add Chocolate


I don't know how I missed the 250th anniversary of Guinness (September 24). My husband dropped the subject into conversation with our Irish friends over the weekend. On St. Patrick's Day I had a link to Chocolate Stout Cake and an easy recipe from the NYT for Chocolate Guinness Cake. Given that it's been 250 years, I thought I'd add some more links, news and recipes. And, of course, add chocolate!

Want to make Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes? Read this blog and recipe (Nigella Lawson) at PatentandthePantry .

More interested in ice-cream? The Kitchn has David Lebovitz's Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream recipe from The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas and Sweet Accompaniments.

In case you didn't know, Guinness has allowed the Irish Chocolate Company to manufacture a dark chocolate bar "Enhanced with the flavour of Guinness® Beer". Someone's been kissing the Blarney Stone because there is no percentage of cacoa listed and the Guinness is only 0.1%. It's available at the Guinness shops at the various Irish airports. Think of it as a souvenir. Chocablog reviews this bar.

Still interested in chocolate candy? A Bountiful Harvest makes Belgian Chocolate Truffles Infused with Real Draught Guinness. Available through Amazon.

So raise a glass to Arthur Guinness and eat or drink chocolate + Guinness! It's always Guinness time!

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