Friday, May 13, 2011

Beer Bread-Light and Crusty!

This bread was so good, the crust was light but crunchy and the interior tender and moist.
Let me start by saying that I don't drink and beer is not a staple in my home, however, every great once in a while someone gives a can of beer (or two this week) to me. I can hear you now, "you don't drink but some one gives you a can a beer" ---Yep ( I have a great vocabulary ;).
A while ago, my neighbor, who knows I don't drink, was coming out of his house with a beer in his hand (it was a very hot day) noticed I was there talking to his wife before picking up their son to come play with our son. Thinking I would decline and hoping to at least have the fun of a look of disdain he offered a cold beer. Having just seen a recipe for "beer biscuits" I told him yes but I would prefer to open it myself. I didn't tell him it would be later. So it was me enjoying his look of astonishment followed by disappointment as I thanked him and took my beer home. Later I took a plate of biscuits over, I think we're okay since he volunteered to tow my husband's car to the shop a few weeks later.
This week I happened upon two, different source. bread.
Beer Bread
3 cups SIFTED flour ( I used spelt )
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1  12 oz. beer
1/2 cup melted butter, divided
Preheat oven to 375F
Mix dry ingredients.
Add 1/2 the melted butter and the beer.
It is very wet and sticky.
Pour into a well greased loaf pan and pour the rest of the melted butter on the top.
Don't be afraid of the butter, it's good for you just eat lots of salad.
Bake for 1 hour or until a thermometer reads 190F.
Perfect. Allow to cool for 15 minutes then loosen the sides and remove from pan to cooling rack.
Try this with a drizzle of honey.

1 comment:

  1. You are too funny. I almost didn't open this one, thinking, "I don't drink beer and won't buy it at the store." Now I know what to do the next time someone offers me one. Hee, hee.