Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Beer bread

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cooking with Kelly: Beer bread

I love carbs in any form -- pretzels, banana bread, cheddar braided bread, braided loaves ... my the list goes on forever. Anyhow, I thought I'd combine two of my favorite things, beer and bread.

This recipe yields two very dense loaves. This isn't a sandwich bread; it's more like a slice to be served alongside soup or as a snack. And please, unless you want a call from Johnny or Susie's principal about what is appropriate for lunch, don't send this to school with the little ones. It smells deliciously like a frothy adult beverage.


The recipe:

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 12-ounce beer

1 tablespoon olive oil


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the dry ingredients, then add the beer. QUICKLY mix together into a dough, then equally divide between two greased loaf pans. Immediately brush the top with the oil and place in the oven for 45 minutes or until they're golden brown on the top. It's best to work quickly because the beer and baking powder reaction is your only leavening agent.

3 comments:

katerina said...

We must enjoy some things ourselves us parents. This looks great.

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Oh this looks yummy. Someone did a similar one at our bake sale and I wanted to look for a recipe-and here it is . Yuo made me laugh about sending it in the kids lunch !

Sean Grey Hanson said...

This looks delicious but I was never brave enough to try making them at home.
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