One of the most enjoyable parts of having friends over or cooking for my family is trying out new recipes, finding something that everyone loves and sharing it with others. That will be my goal here. To share something I have already discovered and tested out on my family or friends.
The winter months were nice to be inside and cozy but admittedly, we probably indulged in a little too much of this lovely warm treat, ok, let’s be honest, bread is evil but nonetheless, beer bread is even more-so. With that said, I still loved making this for my sweetheart as I know how much he truly appreciates it. Just results in more quality time on the treadmill.
- 3 cups bread flour
- 3 tblsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup splenda or sugar
- Salt, approximately 1/2 tsp. I use a grinder so I do it by feel.
- 1 12 oz. beer and this is where you can have fun, change the beer, it changes the result of the bread.
- Some variations: 1/2 – 1 cup of various cheeses, 2 tblsp. chopped jalapenos, brown sugar instead of regular white sugar.
Beat all ingredients well until the dry is consistently moist and pour into a greased loaf pan. I use the spray olive oil to keep it light. I then add approximately 1/4 cup melted butter poured over the top of the loaf and then drizzle honey across.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 55 minutes and voila’. The evil beer bread is done and ready to cool, slice and serve. Our preferred pairing includes pulled pork, chili, soups and frankly, just out of the oven all by itself.