Stout/Guinness mousseline?
Posted: 26 January 2011 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m trying to find a Guinness-flavored icing and cannot stand anything made with confectioner’s sugar. Do you think the water could be substituted for Guinness in the mousseline or just the flavoring? How about both? I’m grasping at straws here wink

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Posted: 26 January 2011 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would just use guinness for the 3 oz liquor in the mousseline, not for the sugar syrup water.  It may burn and turn bitter (or should I say more bitter?).  Just out of curiosity, what will you pair this with?

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Posted: 26 January 2011 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Julie, yeah I am thinking technically speaking the Guinness-for-water idea has some scientific flaws in there somewhere. smile I’ll cook it down a bit first anyway.  I’ll probably just pair it with chocolate of some kind. . .

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Posted: 26 January 2011 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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What an interesting flavor for buttercream.  You must report back and let us know how it turned out.

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Posted: 27 January 2011 01:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I recently came across this recipe by Tish Boyle for a Chocolate Guinness Cake if you’re interested.  It’s available on this website, http://leitesculinaria.com/2849/recipes-chocolate-guinness-cake.html  The .website does not include weights for the recipe, however, weights are listed in the book.

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Posted: 08 February 2011 11:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you Pop, I will add it my collection of stout recipes!

Well, the icing was okay but not what I had wanted. . . .it needs tweaking! The flavor wasn’t strong enough for me and I didn’t want to add too much liquid. It doesn’t reduce down well enough to a syrup type consistency that I was hoping for. Chocolate is an excellent pairing with Guinness.

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