Monday, November 16, 2009

Beer Bread

This is comfort food for me. My mom made this bread all the time when we were growing up. Yesterday she told me she was making it and I could taste it. She gave me the recipe over the phone and I just had to make it, right then.

You don't bake bread you say? Well, start! There is nothing like homemade bread. This bread is SO EASY! There really is NO EXCUSE! No kneading, no rising....just mix and bake. It's really THAT easy.

The only thing you need is cheap beer. You know the can you have left over from a party because someone liked this cheap beer (not dark beer) and now you'll have that can until the next party? That beer.

Beer Bread

12 oz of beer
3 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg

Pre-heat oven to 350˚F. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a greased and floured bread pan. I like to line the pan with parchment paper to make removal easier. Bake for 1 hour. The bread will be a beautiful golden color and sound hollow. When it looks's done.

If you do not have self rising flour on hand (which I didn't yesterday) you can make your own.
1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Make enough for the recipe above and you're set.

See, really no excuse.