Baking beer bread.

Within the last few weeks I’ve started cooking, or rather baking, quite a bit. My baking adventures started about two weeks ago when, following this recipe, I made a starter and subsequently baked my first sourdough loaf. I, unfortunately, did not have the forethought to write a blog post about my experiences, and going back to do so now seems a bit disingenuous, but below is a post from my Instagram detailing the project.

A few days ago I came across a Facebook post of a picture of, and recipe for, beer bread. The beer bread looked delicious and I knew I needed to try this amazingly simple recipe.

-3 cups of self rising flower or all purpose (with all purpose add 4 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt

-1/4 cup of sugar

-12oz any beer – should be warm

-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter – melted

After gathering all the ingredients you simply combine dry ingredients, add beer, and mix well. Finally, you just pour the batter into a buttered bread pan and pour the melted butter on top of it. The bread should be baked at 375F for around 50 minutes. To get a better rise I have found baking at 400F for the first 10 minutes and then dropping to 375F works best though, but this is totally optional.

After trying the bread I feel at a loss for words to describe just how good it really is. I also can’t get over how simple the recipe is and how easy it would be to pull this in different directions, I already have a few ideas for a savory garlic-herb-cheese bread or a sweet pumpkin spice bread using Dragonmead’s excellent Devil’s Knight.

For a visual representation of this baking journey check out the Instagram post below.



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Based out of the metro Detroit area Christopher “NoneMoreHip” Chmielewski is committed to bringing you reviews not only from south eastern Michigan but the whole world.
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