I don't like beer. Yuck. Can't stand it. At 28, I still haven't acquired the taste. The same goes for wine. Pass me the vodka and don't judge me.
Sean, on the other hand...he's half German, half Irish, and it shows. Bring on the brews! Nerd. Snob. Connoisseur. All of those words could be used to describe his relationship with beer.
It was first through my relationship with Sean that I heard of beer bread, and only through this relationship that I tried it. Beer? In my beloved carbs? No, thank you. But, I baked him a loaf. And I gave it a try. And yum.
I mean, really..the smell of bread baking? mmmm. So easy and tasty—and for the most part, you don't taste beer.
I never would have thought to share this recipe, but Sean and I found ourselves at a pumpkin beer tasting (I'm sure you know how excited I was about this). We grabbed a six pack—some of it went to share at the tasting, and some of it went into the beer bread to be shared among the guests.
Somewhere along the evening, this happened:
Guest: Did you make this?
Guest: It's really good.
Me: Thanks. I wasn't sure how it would taste with pumpkin beer.
Guest: It's good. I have some beer bread mix at home, and I should make it, but I'm scared I'll ruin it with the wrong beer.
At this point, Sean interjected, assuring her that the beer doesn't really matter (although we do enjoy experimenting, Sean's mom has made the stuff with beers he hates and he still likes the bread!). At this point though, I realized something. Two somethings:
1. There are people out there who think beer bread comes in a box like cake mix.
2. There are people out there who think making beer bread is difficult.
|Top: Pumpkin IPA Bottom: Pale Ale. Different looks, delicious taste. Use whatever beer you like!|
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients (1 loaf)
- Self-Rising Flour: 3 cups
- Sugar: 3 Tbsp.
- Beer of choice: 12 oz.
Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix beer and sugar in large bowl
Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time
Transfer mixture to greased loaf pan and bake 50-60 min.
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