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Veal Brisket Stewed In Doppelbock

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I make no secret of the fact that I love meat braised or stewed in beer. And my favourite beer style to do this is doppelbock because of its sweetness and richness in flavour.

In German cuisine veal brisket is almost only ever used for the classic "Stuffed Veal Brisket" dish that uses a bread based stuffing. But veal brisket is also a wonderful cut for braising and stewing as long as you don't mind some fat and connective tissue on your meat. In this dish the sauce is enriched with cream and a dash of brandy.

Osso Bocko – Veal Shank In Doppelbock

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Here I used doppelbock for a strictly Bavarian version of the famous Italian osso bucco. The side dishes are typically Bavarian too, pretzel dumplings and Speckkrautsalat, a kind of coleslaw with bacon.

Kalbskäse and Gelbwurst

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The very first recipe on this blog was for Leberkäse. Shortly afterwards I made Weisswurst. Here is something that in a way is a cross between the two. Kalbskäse is very much like Leberkäse, but it is made with veal and pork just like Weisswurst and it does not use nitrite, so it is not pink.

Munich Weisswurst

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Granted, I live 3 kilometres outside the Munich city boundary. But because a few years a ago an initiative failed to grant Munich weisswurst a protected geographic status anyone can legally name their weisswurst "Munich". I have always wanted to make proper weisswurst myself. And despite the lack of an offical definition I will keep to the procedure outlined in the failed application