What better way to begin October than with a boozy recipe?
Oktoberfest season is upon us.
All over the world people will be celebrating this “little” fest with way too much consumption of alcohol, specifically beer, but why limit it too just drinking it?
How did Oktoberfest get started though? I asked myself this exact question this morning and realized I had no clue. I mean, do people really need an excuse to get drunk and party for a whole month?
Well, upon research Oktoberfest actually began as a wedding party. What better way to celebrate getting married?
On October 12, 1810 Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, later to be King Ludwig 1, invited all of his people to celebrate with him. How sweet? The turnout reached up to 40,000 people, all of the people being invited by persons riding horses.
People enjoyed the festivities so much that it has since been repeated ever since, drawing people from all over the world to join in the celebrations.
While now we don’t really celebrate King Ludwigs marriage anymore, it is still an awesome celebration for everyone to enjoy.
I mean really, it is kind of the perfect holiday. No families fighting, everyone’s a little tipsy, how can you be mad?
(Recipe by Sarah Eats Austin)
8 oz lady fingers
1/2 cup Guinness
8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbls baileys irish cream
pretzels to sprinkle or place on top
cocoa powder for dusting
mint leaves for garnish
First, whisk together the mascarpone, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and baileys until smooth and creamy.
Pour the Guinness into a small shallow dish. Take half of the lady fingers and soak in the beer for about 5-8 seconds each then lay along the bottom of a small dish.
Spread half of the custard over the lady fingers, then repeat the soaking process with remaining lady fingers and layer the rest of the custard over top.
Sift over cocoa powder, place pretzels on top and garnish with mint if desired.
Let chill overnight for flavors to fully develop.