Recipe: Beef stew with brown spiced biscuits & Grimbergen

Taste Belgium

Yes! We are famous for our beer, waffles and French fries… But another total classic is our Belgian stew. You can prepare it in many different ways (ask any Belgian grandmother …. ;-)) So today, I’m sharing one recipe to make it. It was my first time and it went really well! Only I had a bit of bad luck with the meat… sometimes it’s hard to get it soft.

But you have to take your time. You have to have a lot of patience, but your patience will be rewarded, believe me!

What do you need? (4 pers.)

  • 1 spoon of flower
  • a bit of butter
  • 30 cl Grimbergen Blond (BEEERR!!)
  • 1  spoon of mustard
  • 1 kilo beef
  • 4  small onions
  • lots of herbs!
  • pepper and salt
  • oil
  • 3 spoons bouillon
  • 50 g Speculaas (brown spiced biscuits)
 Heat the oil (small pieces) and put your onions…

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Spent Grain Banana Bread

Chocolate, Salt & Olive Oil

Spent Grain Banana Bread 6

I recently came into possession of some “spent grains” from a fairly famous local brewer. 🙂 Spent grains are basically “the leftover malt and adjuncts after the mash has extracted most of the sugars, proteins, and nutrients.” They can be used for all sorts of things, but of course, I used them to bake something delicious.

Spent Grain Banana Bread 2

In researching different recipes to utilize the grains, I became somewhat disheartened, because so many comments to the recipes noted how dry the end product was. I decided to use a recipe I already had, and use a small amount of spent grains to add some toasty flavor. I sort of eased my way into using spent grains so I wouldn’t end up with a dry and bitter banana bread on my first try. To use spent grains in baking you typically have to dry it out in the oven for several hours, then grind…

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