Honey Beer Bread

Beer Bread Recipe I gave up drinking 3 months ago, but still have a fridge full of beer which I didn’t want to pour down the sink, so I decided to make something with it. I found My Fridge Food, which is an awesome little site that will take the contents of your fridge and cupboards and suggest recipes! A lot of the recipes were rubbish, poached eggs,

Beer Bread Recipe

I found this honey beer bread recipe from Michelle’s awesome Brown Eyed Baker blog, and armed with a bottle of Desperado totally destroyed my kitchen.

Beer Bread Recipe

Like, completely destroyed it. Flour, everywhere. Mostly on me. But an hour later, I took out of the oven some delicious beer and honey crack.

5 Meat Slow Cooker Chilli

2 weeks ago I came up with an idea. An entire duck in a slow cooker. I’m not sure how it popped in to my brain and I was sober at the time, but it happened. Some people called me crazy, others called me stupid, until today, when I made it, in all it’s glorious glory!

5 Meat Chilli Ingredients

Approximate Ingredients
1 Duck Crown
2 Duck Legs
8 Chicken Thighs
400g Diced Pork
400g Diced Beef
500g Bacon
400g Diced Lamb
1 Table Spoon Mollasses Sugar
9 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers
6 Fresh Bullet Chili Peppers
3 Dried Chipotle Chili Peppers
1 Dried Ancho Chili Pepper
2 Dried De Arbol Chili Peppers
1.2kg Chopped Tomato
4 Diced Onions
1 Heaped Table Spoon Cocoa Powder
1 Shot Tequila
1 Shot Cointreau
1 Large Glass Red Wine
3 Cloves Garlic

Brown The Meat

First brown the onions and garlic, then in batches brown the meat.

Brown More Meat

Don’t crowd the pot, keep browning the meat in sections so the maillard reaction kicks in!

Brown The Duck

In a separate pan brown the duck.

Put The Diced Meat In The Slow Cooker

Place all the browned diced meat and onions in to the slow cooker.

Make The Other Side Of The Duck Nice And Brown

Brown the other side of the duck.

Brown The Chicken Thighs

Brown the chicken thighs.

Brown The Duck Legs

Brown the duck legs.

Brown The Other Side Of The Ducks legs

Brown the other side of the duck legs.

Add All The Meat And Tomatoes

Add the legs, tomatoes, chilis and all the other ingredients to the slow cooker and give it a good stir.

Stick The Duck On Top

Place the duck on top and gently submerge it so it’s cavity fills with lovely chilli mixture!

Put The Lid On The Slow Cooker On Low

Place the lid on the slow cooker and set the timer to low, wait 16 hours!

Wait 16 Hours

After 16 hours it should look delicious and somewhat fatty.

Lift The Lid And Examine

Mmmm crispy duck!

Take Out The Meat With Skin And Bones

Remove all the meat with the bones in it, the duck carcass and all the legs!

So Just Lovely Sauce Is Left

So just the lovely sauce is left with the diced meat. Remove any fat from the surface so make it a bit healthier!

Remove Skin And Bones And Return Meat To Pot

Remove the skin and bones from the meat, then return the meat to the pot.

Add Bullet Chillis

Add the fresh bullet chilis.

Add Diced Jalapenos

And fresh diced jalapeno peppers!

Wait 4 Hours

Give it all a stir and place the lid back on, wait a further 4 hours.

Plate Up And Eat

After 4 hours serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa!

If i were to do this again, I’d add the fresh chilis sooner, the dried chilis really weren’t hot enough. Also I’d debone the meat and remove all the skin before I put the poultry in to the slow cooker as to cut down the amount of fat involved.

This was delcious!