Tempura beer batter

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Tempura beer batter

Postby Chris » Monday May 03, 2010 9:21 am

Has anyone tried making a 'tempura' beer batter- essentially substituting beer for the soda water?

My current recipe is:

1 egg white whisked to soft peaks
2 cups soda water- cold
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 1/4 cups cornflour
Seasoning to taste

Just wondering if anyone has substituted beer for water, what beer, and how it affected the batter.
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby rotten » Monday May 03, 2010 8:13 pm

G'day Chris.
My wife makes beer batter for us. She just uses the packet stuff and simply subs the liquid for beer. Used if for basic batter and tempura. Bloody Bewdiful! One way to find out, give it a go.
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Chris » Monday May 03, 2010 10:09 pm

Fair enough point. I have just had 3 fried fish and squid dinners this week though, so it'll be a while
before I give it a try. I just hope it doesn't come out too heavy.
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Anna » Tuesday May 04, 2010 1:06 pm

I always use beer in my batter for fish. Like Rotten's wife though, I use the packet batter and sub the beer for the water - fantastic! Should work just fine. :P Anna
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Chris » Tuesday May 04, 2010 1:13 pm

What is packet batter? I'm guessing it is like a packet-mix cake or something?
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Anna » Tuesday May 04, 2010 1:15 pm

Yep! (the only way to go IMO...) :wink:
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Chris » Tuesday May 04, 2010 1:19 pm

Really? It's pretty easy to make batter- and probably cheaper too.

Hmmm... that gives me an idea. Maybe I could make some beer... :D
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Anna » Tuesday May 04, 2010 1:44 pm

I just hate cooking so much I'll take any shortcut I can regardless of cost! :evil: All you do is chuck the dry stuff in a bowl and mix the beer in!

.... of course, beer's a totally different story! :wink:
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby rotten » Tuesday May 04, 2010 8:41 pm

Hey Chris you're right it's not hard to make batter, but when you got a hungry tribe to feed, sometimes quick and easy, needs to be just that.
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Chris » Tuesday May 04, 2010 8:47 pm

May I mention just how good it is not to have children :mrgreen:
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby rotten » Wednesday May 05, 2010 8:39 pm

You may mention that, but then what would i do with all my hard earned money, or all those days spent at kids sporting events . I'd have to find more hobbies or drink more beer. Is that possible?
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby bullfrog » Thursday May 06, 2010 10:42 am

Anything is possible, mate! :P
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby drsmurto » Thursday May 06, 2010 11:06 am

rotten wrote:You may mention that, but then what would i do with all my hard earned money, or all those days spent at kids sporting events . I'd have to find more hobbies or drink more beer. Is that possible?
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Spend more time at the pub with mates drinking beer 8)

As long as you have mates without kids, i am rapidly running out of them.
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Anna » Thursday May 06, 2010 11:08 am

Doc! Are they dying or getting married ? :mrgreen: Anna
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby drsmurto » Thursday May 06, 2010 11:13 am

What's marriage got to do with kids?

No, they are breeding which gets in the way of drinking. :lol:
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby rotten » Thursday May 06, 2010 2:53 pm

Spend more time at the pub with mates drinking beer


Whats a pub? i had to invent my own bar and brewery or i wouldn't see one again!
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Re: Tempura beer batter

Postby Anna » Friday May 07, 2010 8:42 am

drsmurto wrote:What's marriage got to do with kids?

No, they are breeding which gets in the way of drinking. :lol:


Ha! Feed 'em more beer! (That's what stopped my husband..... :wink: )
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