It’s not a secret that Shipyard Pumpkinhead is not a favorite of mine, I actually try to avoid it but it seems like it never fails, someone will show up with a six pack and at least one bottle will get left in my fridge. I usually just re-gift the bottle to a friend who likes the beer but this year I thought I’d try something different and cook with it.
2 Cup Flour
3 Tablespoons Sugar
½ Teaspoon Salt
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/3 Cup Butter (Melted)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 ½ Cup Pumpkinhead Ale
- Preheat waffle iron
- Combine Flour, Sugar, Salt and Baking Powder in a bowl.
- Combine Melted Butter, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, and Beer in a separate bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix.
- Grease waffle iron
- Pour in batter and remove when cooked
This recipe yields 4 large waffles (depending on the size of waffle iron), the waffles have that distinct pumpkinhead flavor but much more mellow than if you were drinking the beer, the waffles are slightly sweet and have a touch of vanilla in them as well, they complement a variety of toppings from maple syrup to fresh fruit and ice cream.