It all started at one of those at-home party/demonstrations – my obsession with beer bread. At this particular party, that was one of the products that they were trying to sell in a mix form – just add beer and bake. While I did not mind purchasing a box or two at a time, my habit was beginning to get costly. You see, each mix cost around $7.
I was mentioning this to a friend and she told me that she had a recipe for beer bread that I could make from scratch. While it was good, I tweaked it a little and came up with this version which is quite wonderful.
– 3 cups of flour (King Arthur’s works the best)
– 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
– 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
– 1 Can (12 oz) Of Beer of your choice
– 4 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. Mix together and then slowly add your can of beer – mixing the entire time. Lightly grease a loaf pan (metal or glass) with cooking spray. Pour batter in to the baking pan and then top with the melted butter.
Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour (top should be golden brown).
This bread is great on its own but is also a nice change to some of your more “fancy” dips – spinach dip, hot artichoke dip, etc. It is also great on the side of a nice hearty bowl of soup.