2 ingredients, all in one delicious ginger beer?
That’s what The Washington Report is calling for when it comes to ginger beer.
If you’re like us, the ginger beer you like to drink is all the rage these days.
The WashingtonTimes.com recently asked readers for their favorite ginger beer recipes.
We’re calling on readers to submit their own ginger beer creations to The WashingtonPost.com to be featured in the next issue.
So far, we’ve received more than 2,500 entries.
Our favorite recipes included the traditional ginger beer (Ginger ale), ginger beer topped with caramelized sugar and orange zest, ginger beer served with peanut butter and blueberries, and ginger beer with a hint of chocolate.
Here’s what you need to know to make your own ginger ale recipe.
Ingredients: For the ginger ale: 1 cup (180 ml) ginger beer 1/4 cup (25 g) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour (or all-starch flour) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt For the caramelized ginger sauce: 2 tablespoons (30 ml) granular sugar 1/3 cup (50 ml) light corn syrup (or agave nectar) For the chocolate chip cookie dough: 1 package (20 g) bittersweet chocolate chips 1/8 cup (30 g) brown sugar 1 tablespoon (5 ml) baking powder For the cookie dough balls: 1 (13.5 oz) package (60 g) all-solid brownies (or dark chocolate chips) 1 cup dark brownies, cut into 12 equal pieces (or 8 ounces dark chocolate chip cookies) Directions: For ginger ale, whisk together ginger beer, sugar, vanilla extract, and baking powder.
Pour ginger beer into a small saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar and corn syrup.
Whisk in the flour and baking mix.
Place ginger beer over medium heat.
Whirl to dissolve and cook until the mixture thickens slightly.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Pour chocolate chips into a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook over medium high heat until melted and slightly thickened.
Remove ginger beer from heat and stir in chocolate chips, vanilla, and brown sugar.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickened slightly.
Taste for seasoning.
To serve, top ginger beer balls with chocolate chips and brownies.