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Butters Dec 8, 2004 02:15 PM

I just made the Gramery Tavern gingerbread and have leftover Oatmeal Stout. I saw in the NYT today that there's a recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake. Would the Oatmeal Stout work instead of Guinness Stout? In case you're interested, here's the link:

Thanks!!

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/08/din...

  1. m
    mod'ern Dec 11, 2004 09:14 AM

    I don't think you should substitute Oatmeal Stout for Guinness. Oatmeal Stout is sweet while Guinness is dry/bitter--total opposites in terms of stouts. You might say the only thing that they have in common is the color.

    But I'm sure it wouldn't completely wreck the recipe.

    1. b
      Butters Dec 9, 2004 02:19 PM

      Thanks for the responses. Oatmeal stout is a dark rich beer, so I believe there should be no problem in substituting if for Guinness.

      1. b
        Butters Dec 9, 2004 02:18 PM

        Thanks for the responses. Oatmeal stout is a dark rich beer, so I believe there should be no problem in substituting if for Guinness.

        1. c
          curiousbaker Dec 8, 2004 03:16 PM

          I make the Chocolate Guinness Cake on Epicurious all the time. I think I can do it from memory now. I usually use either Guinness or Chocolate Stout, but I'm sure any rich creamy darkish beer would do. Sometimes I buy a 12 oz bottle for the recipe that calls for 16 oz, and I make up the difference with coffee. It comes out just fine.

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            KB Dec 10, 2004 11:31 PM

            I just made the recipe from Epicurious and it came out soooo good--but I think one of the side benefits is being left with 8 ounces of Guinness to drink while you mix! ;)

          2. j
            JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester) Dec 8, 2004 02:54 PM

            I can't see why not... since they are two different beers the flavor will be slightly different, but it should be great.

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              Athena Dec 8, 2004 02:48 PM

              Is the oatmeal stout really dark and rich like Guinness? I've made that recipe (yum!) and I would think you could use any dark stout.

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