Culinary Sunday Afternoon: Recipes for brie and beer

Baked brie and crackers. Just a serving suggestion.
After putting up the tree today, I felt like doing some work in the kitchen.

I like baked brie, and my wife bought me a pottery bowl thing so I decided to give it a whirl.

The bowl was a bit smaller in diameter than the round of brie so I had to do a bit of “shaping” to get it in. 🙂

For a mix, I used

  • 1/2 Cup of brown sugar,
  • 1 T of a mixture of David Gulack’s amazing green jalapeño sauce, some yellow mustard, and a couple drops of Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeño Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup of dry roasted sunflower seeds

The sweet and salt and spicy make a great flavor combination!

Getting in the mood, I even made some muffins. Beer muffins. Hey, when you’re a homebrewer and make a brew that doesn’t taste as good as you’d like, you’ve got to do something with all that beer!

O'Darn Irish Red Ale MuffinsThe recipe was up at site called Group Recipes. These were almost as simple as the brie. Just mix:

  • 4 cups baking mix
  • 12 ounce bottle of beer
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Mix it and pour into muffin tins. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Voilà!

Easy muffins. Great brie. Settling in for the evening. 🙂

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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