Monday, January 25, 2010

Beer Bread!

The trend these days is to be a "Wino", but we have not caught on, Jeffrey and I are beer people. I like the taste of wine, but after a few sips I wake up with a headache that feels like I drank a whole bottle of tequila the night before. I think I am allergic to the tannins. I want to take a beer class, like a wine class, but for beer. Is there such a thing? Surely there is because there are so many different kinds of beer. Beer is not as classy as drinking wine, but maybe one day it will become the new trend and we can be "Beeros"....hmmm doesn't have the same effect.

Why all the beer talk?... because yesterday, I was practicing my baking skills and decided to make Beer Bread! When I was in 8th grade I was visiting my dear friend Stacy (in the picture with me) and her Grandma (Go-Mom) made us Beer Bread for breakfast. It was awesome, yet I forgot about it until yesterday when I was reading a cooking blog and found a the recipe. I had all of the ingredients so I decided to try it out. It was easy and yummy!!

Bread Bread
3 cups of flour
3 Tb Sugar
1 Tb baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 can of beer (your favorite kind)
1 stick of butter (you can use less)

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Sift the first 4 ingredients into a mixing bowl.

Slowly add the beer while stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir only until a ball of dough forms.

Melt the butter in a bowl.

Grease a loaf pan and pour half of the butter into the pan.

Put dough into the loaf pan.

Pour the rest of the butter on top.

Bake for 50 minutes.
Let cool for five minutes before removing from pan.

It tastes really good with a little honey! You may want to use less butter. The butter makes it very rich.

I made this bread again the other day and used 1/2 a stick of butter instead of a whole stick and it was much bettter!

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