Baking bread is not among my culinary fortes. But then, neither is cooking meats, vegetables, or desserts, but that doesn’t stop me from tying on my apron and trying. Recently, I saw a recipe for Beer Bread. Beer? Bread? Two of my faves – so I decided to give it a go.
Not only was it easy, it was delicious – rich, yummy and filling. From start to finish, it’s about an hour and 15 minutes – well worth a try. Here’s how.
This requires sifting flour which means you have to dig deep under the cabinets to find the old trusty sifter. I did, and that was half the battle.
Sift 3 cups of all-purpose flour into a bowl. If you don’t use the sifter, you will be basically baking bread bricks, so sift three cups, add 3 t baking powder, 1 t salt and ¼ C sugar. Stir together, then add a 12-ounce bottle or can of beer – any beer will do. Again, mix thoroughly, then on a floured surface, form the bread into a loaf suitable for a well-greased loaf pan. Shape the loaf and pour ¼ C melted butter over the top. I think you can see that this is going to be good if you don’t somehow screw it up. Put the loaf pan in aa 375 oven for exactly one hour. Serve immediately with a stick of butter and you will be a happy baker.
3 C sifted all-purpose flour
3 t baking powder
1 t salt
¼ C sugar
1 12-oz can of beer
¼ C melted butter