12/04/2006

magic beer bread

Beer: So much more than just a breakfast drink.

~ Whitstran Brewery

This recipe is some kind of magic. Some flour, a bottle o' brew, and voila -- bread!

whole wheat beer bread

makes 1 loaf

2 1/2 C self-rising flour*
1/2 C whole wheat flour
3 Tbs sugar
1 12-oz bottle of beer (any basic ale will do)
6 Tbs butter, melted

* Self-rising flour is really easy to substitute for. For every cup of self-rising, you can use a scant cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teas baking powder, and 1/2 teas salt. So for this recipe, use a scant 2 1/2 cups of plain ol' flour, 3 3/4 teas baking powder, and 1 1/4 teas salt.

Preheat oven to 375. In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, combine mix with beer. (The batter will be lumpy.)

Place dough in a greased loaf pan and pour 3 tablespoons of melted butter over the dough. Bake for 40 minutes, then pour 2 Tbs melted butter over the top of the bread. Continue baking for 10 more minutes. Pour over last Tbs of butter and bake 10 more minutes.

Remove bread from oven and let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool for about a half an hour before slicing off a piece. It's mmmm-good with cheddar or slathered in honey!


I packaged up the dry ingredients for some folks I know
may have an extra bottle of beer lying around. ;)

1 comment:

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