It's time for Beer Bread.
And I've decided that we're going to focus on the food, not the unusual circumstances that caused me to find beer in my house the first time I made this.
No, I need some secrets.
Without my mysterious aura what do I have?
So just suffice it to say that I came across beer one day and made this bread.
And it was good.
And as much as I dislike the taste of beer alone, I was so happy that the beer made this bread taste the way it did, that I decided to allow beer to appear in my home occasionally so I could turn it and a few other simple ingredients into this glorious stuff.
Honestly, I feel the same way about coffee.
Hate the taste, but love what you can do with it...
But surprisingly, I have to admit that I LOVE the smell of both beer and coffee.
Just not the taste.
OK, enough dawdling - lets get brewing, er... baking!!
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
You will need flour, sugar, beer, salt, baking powder, and butter.
In a bowl measure out 3 c. flour, 1T baking powder, 1t. salt, and 3 T. sugar.
Don't forget to level off your measurements so they are precise.
And don't be confused.
I'm making two recipes in two different bowls.
I guess I should have mentioned that the measurements I'm giving you make
This is probably a good time to melt a stick of butter (remember I'm doubling up)
Also, go ahead and spray your pan with cooking spray.
And you eagle-eye readers may have noticed that my font keeps changing back and forth, and I am such a technological goober that I can't figure out why. But, I'm just going to choose not to stress about it.
Which is, of course, what any self-respecting technological goober would do.
Back to the batter.
Pour in the 12 oz. bottle of beer.
Try not to keep staring at the bubbles.
I really like the bubbles.
Now stir it up.
But not too much. You'll make it tough.
The batter will be quite stiff. But do not be tempted to add more beer.
Now pour 1/2 of the melted butter into the pan (that would be 1/2 of one stick)
Now, dump in the batter. It will look lumpy.
Now, do the unthinkable.
Pour the other half of the melted butter over the top of the batter.
Immediately drop to your knees in prayer and politely ask that not all of that butter ends up directly on your hips.
Put the pan in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
The finished product...
And double Yum.
Now, repeat the following with me,
I promise I will not eat the whole loaf.
I PROMISE I will not eat the WHOLE loaf.