Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Easy Beer Bread

I found this intriguing bread recipe from Maggie's Doghill Kitchen. She in turn got it from the Zesty Cook. Maggie gave good reviews to this bread, so I knew I just have to try this. And guess what? When I was viewing YouTube, looking for videos on the proper techniques on how to knead bread, I found this video that shows us how to make Beer Bread!

This bread is really super easy to do. No yeast needed. That means no more waiting for the dough to rise. The beer gave the bread its distinctive aroma. And the melted butter poured on top before baking gave the bread a nice crunchy texture. This bread is so delicious, I already made this several times. Once, I served this with soup. Another time, I simply slathered on some cream cheese and it made a tasty snack.

mixed dough placed in the loaf pan

1 and 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 C whole wheat flour
4 and 1/2 t baking powder
1/3 C brown sugar (I used muscovado sugar)
1/2 C butter, melted
1 can (12 oz) beer

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add beer until dough is thoroughly mixed.

3. Place dough in a lightly greased loaf pan. Drizzle melted butter on top.

this may look so sinful and artery clogging
but when baked, it dries up into the crust
that gave the bread its crunchy texture

4. Bake until golden brown (approximately 50 to 60 minutes) Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely. Resist from temptation to taste :)

The first time I made this bread, I used dark ale. I thought I wanted the taste and flavor of strong beer. I found that though it was yummy, there was a slight bitter aftertaste. So, the next time I experimented and used light beer. The flavor of beer is less and there was still that ever-so-slight bitter aftertaste. I wonder why. However, inspite of that aftertaste, this bread really tastes good and the recipe is definitely a keeper.

Sharing this bread with the Bookmarked Recipes community, created by Ruth of Ruth's Kitchen Experiments.

Also sharing this bread with the BYOB Bake Your Own Bread community, headed by Sandy of the Baker's Bench.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Ning, there is a nonalcoholic beer I use for cooking precisely because it has no bitter aftertaste in cooking. You might want to try O'Douls Amber Ale.

noobcook said...

wow beer bread! sounds so exotic. Looks good :)

BR Guest Host said...

Hey you beat me to it! I keep meaning to try making this. Looks great. Thanks for adding it to Bookmarked Recipes.

Maybe I'll try a cider version.....

HyperBaby143 said...

Wow!! Beer bread!! Very interesting..

P.S., may I ask a stupid question?
Does it taste strongly like beer?

Midge said...

Interesting! I don't really like beer, but we've a couple cans left from the last party held at home. I might give this a shot. :D

tigerfish said...

I will get drunk by eating bread!? :O

My Asian Kitchen said...

beer bread?? first time I see this beer bread!! interesting!!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Thanks for the tip, Mary! Now I have to look for that non-alcoholic beer... :)

Thanks, Noobcook, and its delicious, too!

Hi BR Host! Maybe it is time you try it too! :)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hello Hyperbaby! No, it does not taste like beer at all! It is very fragrant and the texture is good!

Hi Midge! I hope you will share how yours will turn out! :)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hi Tigerfish! LOL! No, I don't think we will get drunk! LOL!

Hi Asian Kitchen! I agree! This is a very interesting bread, so I tried it and its good! :)

David Stock said...

It doesn't look great but might give it a chance if it actually tastes good.

Carine said...

I made beer bread once and it's indeed really easy to make!!

Viagra Online said...

This is incredible because I've tasted this recipe but without beer, now knowing that I'll prepare the recipe right now.

iserve pharmacy said...

It doesn't looks good. It looks pretty disgusting when you are preparing.

Anonymous said...

Just open the bottle or can of beer and let set out overnight and it will not have an after taste in the bread when you bake it.

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