Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Beer batter Bread

As Fall storms in, so does my desire for baked goods and hearty soups.  However, I don't always have a lot of time and if I'm being brutally honest, ambition to bake something complex.  That is where my recipe friend beer batter bread comes in.  All you need is a little beer and a few basic baking supplies lying around and voila! - you have the bread.

Beer batter bread
makes 1 loaf = 12 slices....if you are feeling generous
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces beer, preferably medium amber ale,at room temperature

Get it? Batter + beer = Beer batter bread. Ahh!!
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9x5 loaf pan.  Combine all dry ingredients.  Add the beer, instantly mixing with a wooden spoon until all ingredients just combine.  Put batter in pan.  Bake for 35-45 minutes or until skewer inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is golden.  For a crunchy, delicious top pour a couple tablespoons of melted, salted butter to the top before baking.
(you can freeze it for up to one month) doesn't look delicious, but it is especially with more butter!

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