Friday, January 29, 2016

Beer Bread

Why would anyone buy beer bread mix from a retailer when it is so easy to make?  Seriously, it is crazy easy to make yourself.  No lie.  Just a few simple ingredients . . .and voila!  Beer Bread.  Great with soups, stews, dips etc etc etc.  Or by itself . . .with a thick layer of butter.  Just sayin'.

Beer Bread
Yield:  1 Loaf

3 Cups Self Rising Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 and 1/2 Cups Beer (12 oz)
4 Tablespoons Butter, melted and divided (3 TB + 1 TB)

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.

Step 2:  In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients:  the flour and sugar.  Once blended, add in 3 tablespoons of the melted butter and the beer.  Stir until mostly smooth (don't worry about having it a little lumpy).

Step 3:  Pour the the batter into the prepared bread pan and spread out evenly.  Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter on top of the batter.

Step 4:  Place the filled bread pan into the preheated oven and bake the bread for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the top of the loaf comes out clean.  

Step 5:  Remove the bread from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Then, turn it out of the pan and let it finish cooling on a rack.  Once cooled, slice and serve!

I prefer a good dark beer and used Guinness for this recipe.  But, use what you like for beer.

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