01 February 2010

Internet Beer Bread

 I've resolved to start making more bread. But I'm still kind of a n00b with bread, and can't quite understand the whole yeast business yet. Having made my old (read: one) standby bread just now – burned-on-the-top-soft-on-the-bottom banana bread – and with the oven hot, I was favored by the Internet with another recipe that didn't require waiting. And so, Internet beer bread.

Ingredients

  • 3 c. flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 12 oz. light lager [I used PBR]
  • 1/4 c. melted butter or margarine (the latter if you wanna go vegan)

Procedure

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F
  2. Grease bread pan and set aside
  3. Mix dry ingredients until smooth
  4. Pour in beer and melted fat; mix thoroughly
  5. Bake for 50 min. 
  6. Remove from pan and let cool on rack.
  7. Slice and enjoy!

Verdict 
  
Pretty damn good! And with prep-time about an hour start to end, definitely a good stepping-stone to bread-making that my more cooking-oriented brain can deal with. Next time, might try with a dark beer.

4 comments:

Nutrimill Grain said...

Very nice! Once you start down the slippery slope of baking your own bread, it's tough to stop. After a while it becomes easy and you can't stand the taste of conventional store bread anymore... nice job on your first loaf and certainly try the dark beer next time!

Taylor said...

Hi, we would like to invite you to a culinary event being held early next month in Durham. Could you email me your email address, so that we can send you an invitation.

jkd said...

Taylor, you can find my contact info at http://kramer-duffield.com

Claire said...

PBR? I lack the words...