Sunday, October 26, 2008

Easy Cheesy Beer Bread

When I was trying to think of an quick side dish to my beef stew that didn't involve popping open a can of crescent rolls, Katie suggested her beer bread. She said it would come together in under 10 minutes and she was right! There is nothing easier than mixing these few ingredients and popping it in the oven for about an hour.

If you don't have whole wheat flour, just use another cup of all-purpose and please, please, do NOT use light beer. ::shudder:: This is a very dense bread, so perfect for sopping up stews or soups, or eat it by itself - and don't forget the butter!

Easy Cheesy Beer Bread
Makes one loaf
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
12 ounce bottle of lager or stout
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour loaf pan.
In large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine well.
Add cheese and whisk to combine. Slowly add beer to dry ingredients and stir lightly until combined. Knead dough lightly until it just comes together.
Place into prepared loaf pan and pour melted butter over top. Place in oven to bake for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.


Anonymous said...

Hope you guys liked it! :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great...and you know, I was watching Iron Chef America (referred to as ICA) this past weekend (or maybe it was one that I had DVR'd)...anyway - the secret ingredient was beer! this totally reminds me of that. I bet a beer infused butter would be good with this. Take the beer - reduce it down to a thick syrup - mix it with honey and softened butter? Hmmm - I'm getting ideas here - lol!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make this bread for the mister, he is always saying how much he loves beer bread! Thanks you!