Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beer Bread

Beer bread is a heavy, tasty quick bread that uses yeast in the beer as a levener.  I love beer breads for their versatility as the bread will take on whatever flavor of the beer that you use.  When I make a beer marinade for steaks, I will serve this bread with the steaks as my carbohydrate.  They also make a great snack.  Warm a slice up in the oven or microwave and add a pad of butter, mmm mmm mmmmmmmm...
Who doesn't like beer?  Mmmmmmm


"dump" style.  Soooooo easy!

I've made this bread with light beer, lager, stouts, you name it.  It's yummy no matter what beer you use.  It's a "dump" bread, meaning you add everything to one bowl and then dump it into your bread pan to bake.  It does take about 50 minutes to bake so you do need to give yourself time to bake it but if you throw it together when you get home, it will be ready by the time you are done cooking dinner!  You'll whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a bowl, stir in a bottle/can of beer, dump it into your bread pan, and pour butter over it.  Bake in 375F oven, voila!  Beer bread.  Now devour!

You will have to make the slices for this bread thicker than normal as it is a bit crumbly but it is oh sooooo yummy!

 
Beer Bread
 
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar (I've used less)
1 can/bottle - 12oz - of beer (your choice - remember the bread will take on the flavor of the beer)
1/4 cup melted butter
 
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in beer of choice
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan.  Pour melted butter over the top.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, let cool for at least 15 minutes.  After 45 minutes check the loaf, if a skewer comes out clean then it's done.  You don't want to over cook.  I've found that cooking time can vary between 45 minutes and an hour.
  6. Slice and enjoy

2 comments:

  1. Jessica:

    Going to try this bread. Sounds yummy.

    Delpha

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    1. Great! Just remember to whisk, whisk, whisk or sift, sift, sift. Some people have said that the bread turned out rock hard. It has never turned out rock hard for me before but I always whisk the dry ingredients like my life depends on it! Good Luck!

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