Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Bundaberg Ginger Beer Review and Recipes

Hey Everyone!

Hope you're all well and having a good week.

Today I have a drinks review to share with you guys of the Bundaberg Ginger Beer.

Bundaberg are an Australian family owned business and produce a selection of different drinks, most famously their ginger beer but also root beer and fruity varieties.


Today I am going to be talking about their ginger beer specifically, this comes in two varieties, the normal and a diet option. 


The bottles are 375ml each and are sold in numerous retailers such as Waitrose, Tesco or Sainsburys, you can check out your nearest stockist on their handy product locator. The retail price looks to be £4.49 for 4 375ml bottles and Tesco currently have it on discount at £2.99 for a 4 pack.


The drink itself is cloudy and if you hold it to the light you can see it's full of real ginger pieces. The flavour is lovely, it has the nice bite of ginger but without being overpowering or too fiery. 

Aside from being just a drink, you can also use the ginger beer as an ingredient in recipes such as the below:


Ginger Beer Cake

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cup plain flour

¾ cup caster sugar 1 cup golden syrup

¾ cup Bundaberg Ginger Beer

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp ground ginger

¾ tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp dark brown sugar, for decoration

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 150 C

2. Beat all ingredients except brown sugar with electric mixer

3. Grease a loaf tin with butter and line with baking paper

4. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and sprinkle top with brown sugar

5. Bake in oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check with skewer. If it comes out dry, remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out and serving


Sweet Potato and Ginger Beer Casserole Serves: 4

Ingredients:

4 large carrots, peeled and sliced thickly 1 kg sweet potato, peeled and cut into thick

wedges

3 tbsp olive oil

½ cup dried apricots, chopped

½ cup soft brown sugar

½ cup Bundaberg Ginger Beer

¼ cup sultanas

¼ cup cranberry juice

Juice of ½ lime

5 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

1 tsp cumin seeds

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Chopped mint and coriander for garnish

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 200 C

2. In a large baking tray, combine carrots, sweet potato, oil, apricots, sugar, sultanas, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds and season with salt and pepper

3. In a bowl, combine all the juices and pour over carrots and potato mixture

4. Cover tray with foil and bake place in oven for 1 hour

5. Remove foil, stir and continue roasting uncovered for another 10-15 minutes or until liquid is slightly reduced and vegetables start to caramelise


Ginger Beer Pulled Chicken Burgers Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

2 cups Bundaberg Ginger Beer

1 cup tomato sauce

½ cup hoisin sauce

¼ cup orange juice

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp honey

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp 5-spice powder

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

1 roast chicken, skin removed and meat shredded

Method:

1. In a medium sized pot, combine all ingredients, except shredded chicken

2. Bring to the boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat and simmer until sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally

3. Add shredded chicken, season with salt and pepper to taste and stir though. Keep warm to serve

4. Make burgers with bread of your choice and top with any combination of salad, coleslaw, mayonnaise or mustards you care to use

I hope this review helps and the recipes give you some ideas. If you would like to see more recipes or food reviews just let me know in the comments and I will aim to please! If you want to check out Bundaberg and learn more about the brand you can do so on www.bundaberg.com.

Thanks for reading.

Love Sally X
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