Bread for Beer Lovers

Sometimes you just want bread. Whether you want something to accompany your soup or something to toast up with melted cheese, bread is a key part of a carb-lover’s diet. But inevitably there will come a time when you’re out of bread and you don’t have a means of getting to the store (say, your car is buried under several feet of snow), and you’re not the type to mess around with yeast and three hour rise times.

No worries – using just a few ingredients that you probably have lying around, you can have a delicious bread in under an hour. Bonus: it incorporates beer.

Herb & Cheese Beer Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated cheese (e.g., cheddar, montery jack)
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs (e.g., oregano, dill, rosemary)
  • 12 ounces beer, any kind

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease an 8-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine everything except the beer in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the beer and mix until combined; batter will be thick.
  3. Spread the dough into the prepared pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes. The loaf should be golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center should come out clean.
  4. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from the pan and let cool a few more minutes before devouring.

This recipe is fairly versatile, so have fun trying different flavor combinations by using various cheeses, herbs, and beers. For some great flavor recommendations, check out this recipe at Farm Girl Fare.

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