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Fred's Trippel Polish Love Coffee Cake »

New Belgium Cookbook
Fred's Trippel Polish Love Coffee Cake


Ingredients #1:

1/4 cup margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbs. cinnamon


Ingredients #2

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt


Topping Layer:

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup crushed walnuts


Additional Ingredients:

3-4 Tbs. buttered Crisco

1 1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Trippel


* Heat oven to 350F.

* Butter and dust with flour two 8x4 loaf pans.

* Combine ingredients #1 in a large bowl and beat for two minutes. Mix ingredients #2 in another large bowl until combined. Combine bowls #1 and #2 alternately in another bowl with the sour cream. Finally, add the Trippel.

* Mix the topping/layer ingredients in a bowl. Fill the loaf pan with 1/3 of the cake mixture, and then sprinkle a layer of topping. Now pour in the remaining cake mixture. Place pans in the oven and bake for 70 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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Roasted Loin of Rabbit with Truffle-Madiera Sauce »

Vincent Clark, Chef and Owner of Food for Thought Catering recommends:
Roasted Loin of Rabbit with Truffle-Madiera Sauce

Roasted loin of rabbit with truffle-madiera sauce, Farrotto (farro cooked risotto style with trumpet mushrooms, sage and leeks) and creamed greens (swiss chard, spinach and collard greens)

Trippel is a  big Belgian ale that is the perfect pairing for game & earthy dishes. So I chose contrasting earthy flavors to pull this all together. The grassy taste of the creamed greens & sage, earthiness of the faro & trumpet mushrooms and tied it all together with the madiera sauce to add a bit of sweetness to smooth it all out.

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Trippel Cheese »

Derek Kennedy, Cheese Aficionado, recommends:
Trippel Cheese

Being graced by this beer we must grace it in kind with cheeses. The classic Spanish cheese Manchego is perfect embodiment of that idea. Another lesser-known but not less admired choice would be Livarot, a wash rind cheese from France. Not for the faint of heart, Livarot has a pungent aroma but its overall structure lends well to the creaminess of Trippel.