If you’re looking for a super simple, but super tasty cake, then this guy is going to be your new best friend. It’s been one of the staples of my repertoire ever since a colleague gave me the recipe nearly a decade ago.
I’d been meaning to have a go at cooking goulash for a really long time, but when I saw a recipe online which included stout I felt inspired. Unfortunately, other than the genius idea of using beer, the recipe looked a bit rubbish. I scouted out a few more recipes online with good reviews and took what I thought to be the best elements of each. The result is the recipe I’ve included in the post below. The beer gives it a great flavour, taking the place of the red wine some recipes call for.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show (if we’re currently friends and this is true of you, I may need to insist you rectify this mistake soon or our friendship may need to be dissolved….), it revolves around the fictitious US President, Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlett, and his staff, whose offices are based in the West Wing of the White House.
I suffer from the unfortunate combination of being a lover of a wide and varied number of different cuisines, whilst also being a right fussy beggar. This has led me to develop a cooking style I sometimes refer to as ‘inauthentic cuisine’. Dishes that are close to the traditional versions but with a few subtle(-ish) changes.
I'm pretty sure I'd lose some serious nerd points if I didn't call my first post "Hello, World!" And being a nerd could arguably be considered my defining quality….