Corned Beef Boiled Supper

Ingredients

  • about 2 lbs. beef  – I had a London Broil and a small piece of Top Sirloin Roast
For the Brine
  • 16 oz. deathtapmarkerIron Horse Irish Death dark ale
  • 1½ cups kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 T pickling spice
For the Corned Beef
  • 16 oz. dark Ale
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 5 medium golden potatoes, roughly chopped

Instructions

For Corning the Brisket
  1. In pot large enough to hold brisket, combine 1 gallon of water and Guinness Extra Stout with kosher salt, sugar, sodium nitrite, garlic and pickling spice
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring until salt and sugar are dissolved
  3. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled
  4. Transfer brine to 2 gallon freezer bag (double bag, trust you’ll want to double bag)
  5. Place brisket in brine
  6. Refrigerate for 6 days
  7. Remove brisket from brine and rinse thoroughly
Making the Guinness Corned Beef
  1. Place the corned brisket and Guinness Stout into a large along with enough water to cover
  2. Cover and set on a low simmer for 2½ hours
  3. After 2½ hours add the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes
  4. Return to a simmer and cook covered for 1 hour
  5. Remove from the heat and serve immediately
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Hanging the Prosciutto

Today we finally took the prosciutto out of the salt.  We left it in for a few extra week because, in the refrigerator, it was too cold and whatever liquid was coming off of the ham was freezing.

The weight, which had started at 20. 6 pounds, had dropped down to 18.2 pounds – a loss of 2.4 pounds or 11.6%.

We covered the exposed meat with lard and pepper, wrapped it in a game bag and hung it in the garage.  Every month we’ll pull it down and check the weight.

*** That is a puppy nose in the lower left of the photo.

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Bakery Visit #8 – Miranda’s Bakery (Woodburn)

The stop today on the “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal – Miranda’s Bakery (#8) in Woodburn. 16832223_801184433373247_2176547059090897319_nThe place was packed. You grab a cafeteria tray and tongs and go over to the cases of sweet breads and start piling. We weren’t sure what anything was so we picked up a selection – sweet breads, a cinnamon roll, a turnover and a jalapeño/cream cheese roll.

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Bakery Visit #7 – Grano Bakery and Market

Wednesday, I visited Grano Bakery and Market for stop number 6 on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal. Grano just opened a storefront in Oregon City after getting rave reviews at the Farmers Market. I picked up a loaf of Brioche and a Savory Bread Pudding.

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We used the Brioche for sweet French Toast on Saturday morning with homemade clotted cream and maple syrup.

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The Savory Bread Pudding was sliced this morning for a savory French Toast to accompany our farm fresh scrambled eggs. Yum.

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Bakery Visit #6 – Little T American Baker

The last stop on todays “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal – Little T American Baker (#6) on 26th & Division.

16425811_791906940967663_687090107558862504_nThe bread looks really good so we picked up a skinny baguette and a petite loaf. The crust looks just amazing – we’re going to have to get out the Texas Olive Oil.

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Bakery Visit #5 – Back to Eden

We continued down Division on our quest for bagels, stopping for our fourth stop today on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal, Back to Eden (#5) on 28th & Division. This is a bakery food cart with a small selection of cookies, cupcakes, and a breakfast pastries. We didn’t want any additional sweets, so we chose to bypass a purchase (maybe next time).16473580_791902100968147_4625497409397635842_n 16425753_791902127634811_1088474640577322899_n

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Bakery Visit #4 – St. Honore’ Boulangerie

16406709_791900104301680_137431856214187476_nBy the third stop on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal this morning we were getting hungry, so we decided to have snack at St. Honore’ Boulangerie (#4) on 33rd & Division.

16473146_791900114301679_3178892706112003150_n 16508165_791900110968346_3590421164515900249_nWe chose a cream fill St. Honore’ and an Apple Toast with coffee and the most fantastic hot cocoa. Wonderful – but really enough sweet for the whole day.

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Bakery Visit #3 – Roman Candle Baking Co.

Stop two for the day on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks Goal” this Sunday morning was Roman Candle Baking Co. on 33rd & Division.

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They have a great selection of breads: Stecca, Ciabatta, Caraway Rye, Pane coi Santi, Seeded Whole Wheat loaf, Contadino and more.  In addition they serve some wonderful looking Pizza Bianca al Taglio – “Roman style flatbread”, sandwiches and a variety of breakfast items.

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They all looked wonderful so we picked up a Pizza Blanca to have during the SuperBowl – soft and fresh, sprinkled with salt and fresh rosemary.

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Bakery Visit #2 – Petite Provence

16473184_791893877635636_2145740816204832222_nWe decided to work on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks Goal” this morning. Our First Stop – Petite Provence on 48th & Division in Portland. This bakery has an attached cafe which was packed on a Sunday morning.  I have a dear friend, a French teacher, that gives Petite Provence a very positive recommendation.

16427599_791893874302303_5699813552415454967_nWe stepped in from the rain to a bustling shop smelling of good coffee, breakfast and cinnamon. They had a beautiful selection of pastries so we picked up a square of coffee cake, a Kouign-amann, and a sticky pecan roll to take home for the boys.

16473505_791893867635637_1442229456669585550_nAbsolutely delicious.

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Our Furry (and feathered) Friends

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