Friday, January 15, 2010

Beer Bread

This is delicious!! It's also really easy. I had it mixed and in the oven in about 3 minutes

3 cups flour (sifted - I just spooned it into the measuring cup)
3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can beer (All we have in the house these days is light beer so I'm not sure how it would taste with dark. I would think only better, but I guess that depends if you like dark beer.)
1/2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine and I highly recommend 1/4 cup. I started with 1/2 cup and it bubbled over and filled my kitchen with smoke so I had to finish baking it in my toaster oven.)

1 - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2 - Mix dry ingredients and beer.
3 - Pour into a greased loaf pan.
4 - Pour melted butter over mixture.
5 - Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

6 - NOTES: Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. Most people just scoop the 1 cup measure in the flour canister and level it off. That compacts the flour and will turn your bread into a "hard biscuit" as some have described. That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.

I found this recipe at Recipe Zaar and it's amazing. The photo is from there too.


Anne said...

I wish I had some of this right now without actually having to make it. I think it would taste delicious with my beef veggie soup.

LauraSuz said...

I think you are right!

Sam Kathryn said...

I've never tasted or made beer bread before. But, this recipe seems so easy I defiantly need to try it one day.

A Potful Inc. said...

I have been doing a lot of baking lately. I want to bake some good wheat bread. I am so tied of the bread from the store. I want my bread to be fresh. Do you have any recipes that you can share for wheat bread?


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