Beer birthday gifts
Koko Brown and Coconut topped Chocolate Fondant!
I talk about coconuts on TastingNitch (vlog), a heck of a lot. So, it's only natural that when an equally coco-nutty person has a birthday that I should turn it into a beer birthday!
I know what you are thinking, "Kona Brewing is owned by Ab inbev, icky." And I totally agree, but it's hard to get Hawaiian beer in France. It's hard to get Hawaiian beer in most places though, so I don't feel so bad. Unless, of course, you live in Cali and are graced by the powers of Stone Brewing who might be soon importing Mau'i Brewing. I don't think I need to mention Mau'i Coconut Porter again because my comrades are tired of hearing my drool over it.
But I will mention that I respect the underside of Kona's caps with their Hawaiian word translations. I respect fun education.
Birthday beer wouldn't be special if it wasn't paired with an equally special caaaaake!
Or rather, a fondant.
Here is the recipe I use (more or less- I eyeball it a lot) :
1000g Dark chocolate
510g Unsalted butter
660g Brown sugar
255g Almond flower
Melt chocolate and butter together, whisk.
Beat eggs until frothy then beat and add sugar. Add half chocolate mix and beat well then add other half and mix with spoon, adding almond flower. Put into lined spring form or greased cake mold. Bake 50 minutes in 170C or until knife can be inserted in center and comes out (mostly) clean. It tends to be a gooey-ish cake which is why it's a 'fondant' and not a cake per se.
Add coconut flakes on top. CONSUME WITH COCONUT BIRTHDAY BEER.
Other birthday beer, coconut and tiki related things:
- Customizable beer labels- for that special beer drinker in your life
- A beer graph of The Best Coconut Beers that doesn't have Mau'i Brewing's Coconut Porter so I don't really care, but you might
- For all things Tiki (if you're into that sorta thing) follow this Tiki Chick! I do
- Home brewers out there feel free to use this Coconut Porter clone recipe to make me a beer- My birthday is in February.
Happy Birthday to a very special English man and his pineapple army collection!