deschutes beer

Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR) Not the Stoic, 22 oz., 12.1% ABV, 15 IBU. Here’s a fun thing I learned: if the brewery doesn’t put the brew year on the bottle, I have a hard time remembering when I purchased a beer. But the internet exists, so I know I bought this in April 2014. Lots of character from the barrel aging process, plus pomegranate and molasses. Quads aren’t my favorite style, but this is definitely enjoyable.

Pastry Chef Jill from our Portland Pub is the creator of some mighty tasty desserts and this one is no exception…PEANUT BUTTER MELT DOWN! Give it a try…

5 oz. butter
1 lb. high quality chocolate
7 eggs
½ C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 scoop peanut butter ice cream

Melt butter and chocolate in a clean dry bowl over simmering water. Set bowl aside when melted but keep water simmering.
Whip eggs and sugar in a mixer like a Kitchenaid. When frothy put bowl over hot water and whisk until eggs are warm. Put eggs back into Kitchenaid and whisk 5 more minutes. Turn stove to low and drizzle in melted chocolate, vanilla and a pinch of salt. After a thick batter is formed, turn mixer off, it should be loose and bubbly.
Divide between oven-safe bowls (crocks) and bake in a waterbath at 375 for 27 minutes. Top with peanut butter ice cream and serve with a Black Butte Porter & a piece of brittle or honeycomb! YUM! Serves 6…