If there’s one Irish gastronomic speciality to discover, it’s Porter Cake! This cake, made with raisins and spices, is baked with Guinness, a typically Irish brown beer with a very strong flavour. Needless to say, Porter Cake is an original recipe! Irish people are used to making it quite regularly, and like to taste it with a good Irish tea!
Presentation of the Porter Cake
A cake made with Guinness
This cake is particularly good, but requires a long preparation time (it must rest for more than a week before being eaten). Based on Irish brown beer, it is a fragrant and particularly original cake.
Rather easy to make, it simply requires you to have some typical Irish beer (you must have a stout, but you can have another one than the traditional Guinness) and to be patient so as not to consume it before its maturation date.
On the taste side, it is a clever balance of flavour, between bitterness and caramelized touches, all spiced up by raisins and orange zest.
Take a large bowl and beat the slightly softened butter and sugar in it to a cream.
Then add the eggs, baking powder, flour and spices. When you have obtained a homogeneous dough, pour in the Guinness, with the 2 types of grapes and the orange zest.
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees and pour the mixture into a lightly buttered baking tin. Bake it for 1h20 of cooking time.
Once removed from the oven, let it cool for an hour, and wrap it in several sheets of aluminum foil until it is perfectly covered. Then let it rest for a week in a cool, dry place until the flavours have fully absorbed the cake. (The longer you wait, the better it will be).
Once this time has elapsed, you can serve your Porter Cake for a snack, with tea or coffee!
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