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Malted Chess Pie

This is a simple chess pie with a double dose of malt in the filling, thanks to malt syrup and malt powder. An optional malt-flavored whipped cream topping is suggested, which is a great idea if you plan to eat this pie solo. More

Homebrewing: How to Make Your Own Crystal Malt

Crystal malts are a staple in almost every beer recipe. Light crystal malt, like C-20, is used in pale ales, the darker C-120 can be used in stouts, and every recipe in between calls for some variety of crystal. Since crystal malts are among the few styles that do not need to be mashed, they are ideal for extract and partial-mash brewers to use as steeping malts. Anyone can make this fabulously versatile malt at home. All it takes is any standard pale malt, some water and a few hours in the oven. More

Homebrewing: Base Malt

Two weeks ago I made the case for all-grain brewing and introduced the basics of building a mash tun. You may not have realized yet, but now that you have a mash tun (or will soon), you have suddenly become much more interested in malted barley. Today I want to show you how to get the best quality from your base malt. More

Scooped: Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Until I work out buttered popcorn ice cream (just a matter of time, folks), I'm calling this the perfect movie ice cream flavor. Unless you're a malt maniac (hi, Ed!), you probably only eat malted milk balls in movie theaters. But they're candy to love: a rich malty flavor just complicated enough in a supremely chompable shell. I'm pleased to report they make the transition to ice cream exceedingly well, chomps and all. More

When You Can't Get a Shamrock Shake Anymore: Dean & Deluca's Mint Chip Maltballs

My favorite ice cream of all time is Mint Chocolate Chip—it always has been, always will be. And when blended into a shake with a heavy-handed dash of malt powder, I'm in heaven. It's my version of a gourmet Shamrock Shake, that amazing blend of frozen vanilla soft serve, peppermint flavoring, and green dye at select McDonald's during St. Patty's time. So when I recently stumbled upon a tin of bright green Mint Chip Maltballs at Dean & Deluca, I was ecstatic. More

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