Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beer Bread - Look like a gourmet cook in 3 easy steps

I don't think there are much easier recipes than that of Beer Bread. I also think there aren't many breads as tasty! No rising, no kneading, no yeast, no problem!

You can change the flavor of the bread by changing the beer. I've used Samuel Adams, Corona and Shiner Bock. I think the best flavor has been with the Shiner Bock since it is naturally a little sweet. Also, I'm a little partial to anything Texan! Tee hee.

Here is the easy recipe:

Beer Bread

1 can or bottle of any beer (12 fluid ounces)
3 cups of flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup sugar

2 Tbl. butter (for after the loaf comes out of the oven)

Step 1: Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.

Step 2: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. When you oven reaches this temperature, then and only then should you start the mixing process. It's quick and you don't want your batter sitting around waiting for your oven to heat up.

Step 3: In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Make a hole in the middle of your flour mixture and pour in the beer. Mix with a wooden spoon. The batter will be real sticky. Pour into your loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. The top will be crunchy and the inside will be deliciously soft. Melt the butter and pour over the top. Then you melt as you taste the deliciousness of it all.

The other day I made this for a friend along with red beans and rice. I think I have a friend for life (or someone I could call on to donate a kidney if necessary).

2 comments:

Beth in Texas said...

Elizabeth, I add grated cheese and spices such as dill, onion, garlic, etc. (not all at once) to beer bread and it makes it even more yummy.

Frazzled Mom said...

Fabulous Beth. Cheese sounds brilliant (as does everything else). BTW - you have such a beautiful name. You must be a lovely woman.

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