Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beer Bread


Beer bread is so good.  It takes less than five minutes of hands-on time; then you can go online and look at all the other amazing Vegan MoFo posts while you're waiting for it to bake.  I won't force you to put the onion in it, but you really should try it; the onion gets sweet and melty while it bakes.  I'm trying to use up a bunch of balsamic-garlic jelly that I made way too much of, and the tangy sweetness of the jelly is a perfect complement to the bread.



The ingredients

 3 c flour
1 T + 1 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
3 T sugar
12 oz. beer
(1 onion, sliced)

The Process
Whisk together dry ingredients.  Add onion if using.  Add beer and stir until just combined.  Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes.  I've baked it in a round cast-iron pan or a standard loaf pan; both work great.

7 comments:

  1. I am totally fascinated by this! And you say it all fits in a standard loaf pan?

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  2. Yes, it will definitely fit in both 9x5 and 8.5x4.5 loaf pans. The batter is very firm, so it's okay if you have to mound it up over the top of the pan; it will hold together as it rises and make a nice tall loaf.

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  3. This sounds great! I love simple recipes with beautiful results!

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  4. If it has beer in it must be great!

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  5. i've never had beer bread, i'll have to try it out!

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  6. Oooh...looks and sounds great. I love easy bread recipes. Thanks!

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