Beer Bread

Beer Bread

Monday again.  The start of another week.  But this week marks the end of February.  Can you even believe it?  I feel like time is flying by faster and faster the older I get.  I mean, at this rate I better start getting ready for Christmas again, because it will be here before I know it.

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Ok, that was a little dramatic.  Maybe I’m jumping ahead a little too far.  Let’s get to Spring first.  And when it finally (finally!) arrives, I hope time will feel like it have slowed waaaayyy down.  I love Spring and Summer and want them to last forever.  What isn’t to love? Seemingly endless daylight hours, swimming pools, flips flops, shorts, sun, heat, flowers…

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Anyhow, this post is not about time, seasons or my love of summer.  It is about bread.  More specifically, Beer Bread!  I have said before that yeast breads kind of scare me.  I never feel like my dough is the right consistency, I never know if my dough has risen enough or if it will turn out right.  Quick bread, on the other hand, are right up my baking alley.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl, stir, bake, done. They always seem to turn out perfectly, and they are especially awesome because they don’t require any time to rise.

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This bread is no exception.  Made with beer, it has an intoxicating aroma.  The beer combines with the baking powder to give this bread its rise.  It is moist on the inside, with a nice crumb and a beautiful crunchy crust.  It is perfect along side your favorite soup with a nice slather of butter. 

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Beer Bread

adapted from this recipe

makes 1 loaf

Print this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 12-oz beer (your choice!)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together into a large bowl.
  3. Pour the beer into the bowl with the other ingredients.  Stir to combine all ingredients until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  4. Transfer the dough to a greased loaf pan.
  5. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the dough.
  6. Bake the bread for 1 hour, until the top is golden brown. 
  7. Cool completely before slicing.

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