As a nod to the German October Fest, here’s a fun beer take on the classic dessert.
By Jackie Dodd
Oktoberfest kicked off this past Saturday, in Munich Germany. For over 200 years, this festival has dedicated over two weeks each year to celebrate German culture, locally brewed German beer and the pride that comes with it.
This year Oktoberfest will run from September 17th until October 3rd and feature, as always, only beer brewed within the Munich city limits. What is seen today as a Beer Holiday began in 1810 as a parade to commemorate the royal wedding of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, has become a well attended annual event that is replicated all over the globe.
Along with German beers, the festival also offers traditional native fare such as roasted duck, potato-dumplings, red cabbage, Schweinebraten (roasted pork), Steckerlfisch (fish on a stick), and Weisswurt (white sausage.
For more information about this years festivities, you can visit: http://www.oktoberfest.de/en
As a nod to this annual celebration of local beer, this recipe for Beer Crème Brulee was created using a German style beer brewed in the USA.Print
Jackie Dodd is a California based food blogger who's passion for local ingredients began during her years growing up on farm in Eastern Washington surrounded by apple orchards and peach trees. She is now happy to focus on California produce, and has a passion for baking. Along with her websites, www.domesticfits.com and www.thebeeroness.com, she also writes a column for the Glendale Examiner.