Saturday, November 9, 2013

Baking with Beer -- Beer Bread

If you like the flavor of beer and the wholesomeness of bread, then you'd definitely love beer bread. It's incredibly easy to make.
Beer Bread Loaf
Loaf is love, loaf is life
Required Ingredients
Required materials

Beer Bread

3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 12 ounce can or bottle of beer
1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted

2 loaf pans (7.75" x 4" x 2.75")

Preheat your oven to 375°F
Dry Ingredients
Flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
Start by combining the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add the beer
I guess you can say I'm living the high-life
 Next add in a can/bottle of your beer of choice to the mixture and stir.
Empty the can
Down the can
Once the beer batter mixture is completely stirred, add the dough to 2 sprayed loaf pans.
Stir it up
It'll be like biscuit dough, only more alcoholic
More butter
Then you dose these loaves with butter
Melt the butter in a microwave and pour it over the loaves. Do not use too much though, excess butter could spill over and smoke at the bottom of your oven.
Cover that dough with butter
The happiest day ever for those loaves
Butter coating the entire loaf pan
Butter lake
Bake at 375°F for 1 hour. It's that easy. The bread will rise within the first 15 minutes, but the dough won't be ready until the hour is up.
Throw them in the oven
After 30 min of baking.
Yum Loaves
Finished Loaves
I've experimented with several beer styles while making this bread and I can say that lighter beers (American lagers, pale ales, etc) tend to make a better final product. Darker beers with lots of flavor like stouts affect the color and flavor by adding roasted character to the bread. The bitterness is desirable in beverage form, but I did not like it in bread form. If you want to try a dark beer, try using one that is not made with roasted barley. Feel free to experiment and find out which beer is best for your taste buds.
Finished loaf
My pal, the loaf
Yum Beer Bread
Enjoy with your favorite spread

1 comment:

  1. Sweet!!! I was looking for a good recipe! Looks great bro!


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