I feel the need to explain a few things. It’s not that I care what people think, but I do not want people to have the wrong impression of me and a lot of my family reads my blog, so…
First off, I would like everyone to know, I am not an alcoholic! Just in case you were wondering. I do like beer.
Originally, this blog started off as a journal of our new life in Florida. I still consider it a journal, but I am trying to find my niche. I consider myself a Beer Blogger, so I blog about beer.
I enjoy making recipes with beer. My first blog was dedicated to nothing but recipes made with beer. I like having the niche. I also feel at this point, it isn’t worth sharing the same old same old with you. I still like writing about the new stuff we do. I just focus more on the beer side of our life now.
I’m not drinking heavy all week, though. Actually, the only time I drink, in non-social settings, is when I’m trying out a new recipe and there is beer leftover. I’m not going to waste good beer!!
Second, I do not drink and drive. Actually, I’m very anti-drinking and driving. I’ll write a blog post about something beer related we do, but usually do not write about how we get home.
I’m not going to put disclosures at the bottom of each post, but just know, we are responsible adults.
So, now that you know I’m not a drunk driving, alcoholic, I have a great recipe to share with you.
Blueberry and Peach Hand Pies made with Wheat Beer. I wanted to use some kind of Aged Bourbon Barrel Beer, but all I had was Wheat on hand.
I’d like to say, I’m not a baker. I really don’t like baking actually, but I wanted to try making Hand Pies.
I seen a picture on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t get them out of my head.
I followed a dough recipe from King Arthur Flour but used Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream. And I only made half a recipe but still ended up with 6 pies. I didn’t actually follow the step by step instructions either. I just used it for the measurements.
For the filling, I used a peach that was a little too ripe. I recommend a peach that’s still a little firm to the touch. I had to drain the peach mixture before adding it to the dough so it wouldn’t be too wet.
The filling seeping out of the edges doesn’t bother me at all. I thought it made them look more rustic. Really, I think I’m just impressed they actually looked like hand pies. They also tasted great. Just the right about of everything.
I used Harpoon’s Summer Beer in this recipe. I had a little leftover from another project I was working on. Not enough for a photo, though.
I’ve already had two of these today:( And I skipped the gym. They were so worth it though!
This recipe was really easy. I recommend making your own dough. Yes, store bought is a little easier, but not by much. I promise!
That’s all for today. I’m heading back to the kitchen to make dinner.