Once upon a time, I didn’t drink beer. I was strictly a vodka-and-cranberry girl for a very long time. Then last year, something changed. In New York City, you are surrounded by craft beer. So many craft beers that eventually, you get a little curious and start checking things out. As my husband got more into the world of craft beer, so did I. A trip to the Dogfish Head brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last year sealed the deal and I became a convert.
Recently, I decided I wanted to start incorporating beer into baked goods. The most traditional thing out there is, of course, beer bread, but I wanted to do something sweet. So I scoured the Internet and found very little. Beer has a unique impact on baked goods owing in part to the yeast and hops and all those other goodies that make beer beer. So I was delighted to find a cupcake recipe that uses Blue Moon.
Blue Moon is owned by Coors, so it is technically not a craft beer. It is, however, much better tasting than a Coors. It is one of my favorite light, easy-drinking beers and it pairs well with a lot of food, particularly ones you eat in the summer. And its light, citrusy taste works especially well in this cupcake. The cupcakes have a great orange flavor with just a hint of wheat. Read more »