Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Cargo Schwarz. All opinions and the waffle recipe are my own.
Welcome to the January edition of “Cooking with Beer”! Each month DuClaw Brewing sends me a beer and a friend and I create a recipe. It’s a fun time to think outside the box and try a new beer and new food. This month’s beer is “Cargo Schwarz”, a schwarzbier or black lager. You all know I love a good dark beer and this beer gives me that toasted malty flavor without the heaviness or the high ABV. As per usual, we came up with some ideas and then a taste of the beer sent us in a totally different direction. With a sort of “biscuity” flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee, this beer just screamed breakfast for dinner. So, waffles it is!
My co-creator and I had different opinions on the best way to eat said waffles. He immediately poured on the bourbon maple syrup.
I, on the other hand, went in the direction of camping. Yep, after the waffles were cooked, I topped them with marshmallows and gave them a bit of time under the broiler. Add some crushed graham crackers and OMG! (The waffles have chocolate in them, but I’m sure some chocolate syrup or melted chocolate would up the yum factor even more!)
DuClaw Cargo Schwarz Waffles
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbls sugar
- 4 tbls unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup DuClaw Cargo Schwarz
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup powdered cocoa
- Toppings of choice
- Melt butter.
- Mix together all wet ingredients plus the sugar.
- Sift together all dry ingredients separately.
- Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
- Cook according to your waffle iron's directions.
- Top with yummy things like maple syrup or marshmallows.
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me beer to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.