Friday, September 08, 2006

Belgian Beer no.80: Celis Blanche

The next stand we went for was that of the Brewery Van Steenberge. Same dedicated approach, here we started with a Celis White beer. There is something of a complicated history on the website, but this white beer stays a very pleasant and refreshing beer at 5.0%. A summer beer, with hints of herbs and fruit.

And given that the website seems to be pretty well done, here is a recipe as well using the Celis White.

Asparagus with Celis White mousseline sauce
2 crowns of asparagus
3 egg yolks
juice of 1 lemon
10 cl Celis White
100 g butter
pepper & salt
Peel the asparagus thoroughly and boil for 20 to 30 minutes in lightly salted water.Remove from water and keep warm. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks, lemon juice, Celis White, pepper & salt togetherin a saucepan to a creamy consistency.Place the saucepan on a very low flame, making sure that the mixture doesn't boil!Whisk the mixture until it has doubled in volume. Carefully stir in the melted butter.
(recipe taken form the Brewery Van Steenberge website)

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