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Beer Bread!

Post by Smitty » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:02 am

So easy, and great for an afternoon in front of the tube watching football!

Preheat oven to 375 and grease loaf pan

3 cups flour
3 TBS sugar
3 TSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
12OZ can/bottle of beer
Optional a couple of TBS of butter to drizzle over the top of the loaf

Mix all dry ingredients, then add to beer in a large mixing bowl
Mix coarsely, for no longer than one minute

(If desired, drizzle butter over the top after placing batter in pan)

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 45min to an hour at 375 degrees
remove from pan and cool on a wire rack

ENJOY!

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:21 am

Oh, I am so going to try this one!

Must I watch football while eating it though?

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Smitty » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:23 am

ToBeannounced wrote:Oh, I am so going to try this one!

Must I watch football while eating it though?
I suppose hockey would be okay...

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Pixie » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:01 am

Smitty wrote:So easy, and great for an afternoon in front of the tube watching football!

Preheat oven to 375 and grease loaf pan

3 cups flour
3 TBS sugar
3 TSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
12OZ can/bottle of beer
Optional a couple of TBS of butter to drizzle over the top of the loaf

Mix all dry ingredients, then add to beer in a large mixing bowl
Mix coarsely, for no longer than one minute

(If desired, drizzle butter over the top after placing batter in pan)

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 45min to an hour at 375 degrees
remove from pan and cool on a wire rack

ENJOY!

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I've never tried a recipe for beer bread!!!!!!!!!!! I think it would be good!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Margie » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:50 pm

Wow, it does sound really easy. I think I may try it today.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:58 pm

I would delete the word "optional" on the butter over the top Smitty. You might want to change it to "mandatory".

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:37 pm

Tried this tonight. It was very good. I would definitely make this again.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by tattulip » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:52 pm

Seems like a waste of good beer to me. :teehee:

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Martha » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:21 am

I am just becoming a pretty good whole wheat bread maker. Where is the yeast in this recipe, and no kneading? I can't quite imagine, tell me more. How does it rise? does it taste like beer?

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Smitty » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:59 am

No yeast, Martha. Just the baking powder and the bubbly in the beer give it a bit of a rise in the baking.

It's heavier than a yeast bread. Can also be made with any bubbly drink...soft drinks etc. I like it because it's really easy and tastes really great, yes, it has a bit of a beer flavor...more if you use a heavier beer.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Smitty » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:05 am

tattulip wrote:Seems like a waste of good beer to me. :teehee:

You have to make sure there's some left over for you!

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Martha » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:12 am

Smitty wrote:No yeast, Martha. Just the baking powder and the bubbly in the beer give it a bit of a rise in the baking.

It's heavier than a yeast bread. Can also be made with any bubbly drink...soft drinks etc. I like it because it's really easy and tastes really great, yes, it has a bit of a beer flavor...more if you use a heavier beer.
I am so excited about trying this, what a great contribution, thank you so much.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:10 pm

This is more or less in the quick bread category. There was an aroma of beer as I sliced into it but I could not taste it. It is what I think of as a "rustic" bread because of its weight.
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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Martha » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:41 pm

ToBeannounced wrote:This is more or less in the quick bread category for its method Martha and thus is simple and fast to prepare. There was an aroma of beer as I sliced into it but I could not taste it. It is what I think of as a "rustic" bread because of its weight. You could slather it with some hot pepper jelly to spice it up if you wish but I liked it with plain butter!
I actually like the thought of it tasting like beer. Maybe a nice dark beer like Negra Modelo, one of my husbands favorite. (I don't drink) A great bread needs nothing but butter. Butter is my favorite food. My family used to tease me that I might want a little food with my butter. I can inhale a stick in one day. We don't do margarine in this house.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Martha wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:This is more or less in the quick bread category for its method Martha and thus is simple and fast to prepare. There was an aroma of beer as I sliced into it but I could not taste it. It is what I think of as a "rustic" bread because of its weight. You could slather it with some hot pepper jelly to spice it up if you wish but I liked it with plain butter!
I actually like the thought of it tasting like beer. Maybe a nice dark beer like Negra Modelo, one of my husbands favorite. (I don't drink) A great bread needs nothing but butter. Butter is my favorite food. My family used to tease me that I might want a little food with my butter. I can inhale a stick in one day. We don't do margarine in this house.

Right there with ya' sistah! Who needs bread when there's butter in the house?

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Post by tattulip » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:06 pm

Have you ever made your own butter? I was reading a blog awhile back where she made it and says it is SO much better. I think I am going to try it. I guess you just put cream in a food processor and let it go. She said you here this "thump" and all at once it is butter. Then you drain the buttermilk off and that's all there is to it.

Oh, I found her blog - here it is:
One of my best kept kitchen secrets. Well, obviously up until now. Do you know how ridiculously easy it is to make your own butter?

Not saying I bought a cow, tied a red bandana around my head and got up in the wee hours of the morning to milk the animal and churn the butter. No, no, no. Even I have my limits. But really, all you need to quickly whip up a genuine, fantastic home-made butter is heavy cream and a food processor. That’s it.

I don’t use butter in large quantities -never have and never will- but even I can’t pass up a warm, toasty piece of bread smeared with a little bit of heaven.

The flavor is so light, delicate and fresh (so unlike anything store bought) I promise you’ll be hooked after just one bite. It’s quite an experience. When serving this at get-togethers I’m constantly asked where on earth I buy my butter. I just mumble some vague non-existing company name, throw in a charming smile, take another bite and keep them guessing. That’s the fun part!
http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/?tag=homemade-butter

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Pixie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:28 pm

:wave: TatTulip!

I have never tried it but I've heard from people that it's easy... almost too easy as some say they've accidentally done it when whipping heavy cream!!!!!!!!

I can't imagine anything too much better than what fresh homemade butter would be!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Martha » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:33 pm

tattulip wrote:Have you ever made your own butter? I was reading a blog awhile back where she made it and says it is SO much better. I think I am going to try it. I guess you just put cream in a food processor and let it go. She said you here this "thump" and all at once it is butter. Then you drain the buttermilk off and that's all there is to it.

Oh, I found her blog - here it is:
One of my best kept kitchen secrets. Well, obviously up until now. Do you know how ridiculously easy it is to make your own butter?

Not saying I bought a cow, tied a red bandana around my head and got up in the wee hours of the morning to milk the animal and churn the butter. No, no, no. Even I have my limits. But really, all you need to quickly whip up a genuine, fantastic home-made butter is heavy cream and a food processor. That’s it.

I don’t use butter in large quantities -never have and never will- but even I can’t pass up a warm, toasty piece of bread smeared with a little bit of heaven.

The flavor is so light, delicate and fresh (so unlike anything store bought) I promise you’ll be hooked after just one bite. It’s quite an experience. When serving this at get-togethers I’m constantly asked where on earth I buy my butter. I just mumble some vague non-existing company name, throw in a charming smile, take another bite and keep them guessing. That’s the fun part!
http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/?tag=homemade-butter
I'm intrigued with this information. I just checked food processors and they are quite affordable. Kitchenaid 7 cup for $89 to $129.00, that's not bad. I'd love to try this.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:42 pm

I've heard of manual butter-making (churning?) but never in a food processor. It's true though, all you need is cream and away you go.

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Post by tattulip » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:04 pm

You wouldn't need a food processor. You could use a mixer or just a jar and shake! I read that one woman put it in her washing machine!

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Smitty » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:39 pm

Homemade butter? You gals are making my mouth water! :drool:

I would think that an electric mixer would do it...

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by Martha » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:04 pm

The comments make this sound too easy. If you give me a chance to mess this up, I will. Just to be clear - I am supposed to find raw heavy cream somewhere, right?

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:07 pm

It's not as if you just stir it a few times and it turns into butter. Forget it and buy a pound at the grocery store.
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Post by tattulip » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:16 pm

Naw, just use a mixer!

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by DSMBaptist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:20 pm

THHHHHHHHHHHAAAANKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

I've been looking for a beer bread recipe that DID NOT involve using a food processor (Since I don't have one), and lo and behold...here it is! :beer:


Thanks again, Smitty! :stars: :thumbsup: :yes: :woot: :wave:

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by DSMBaptist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:26 pm

Smitty wrote:
tattulip wrote:Seems like a waste of good beer to me. :teehee:

You have to make sure there's some left over for you!

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Buy a case! :highfive:
By the way...this RX gives this BAPTIST an excuse to buy beer! :whistle:


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Post by Smitty » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:39 pm

DSMBaptist wrote:
By the way...this RX gives this BAPTIST an excuse to buy beer! :whistle:


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That's okay. Nobody will recognize you at the liquor store.

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by ToBeannounced » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:54 pm

:lolh:

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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by DSMBaptist » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:58 pm

I made it today, Smitty...Not bad! :thumbsup: I did note, however, that it was a little on the doughy side, but only a tad. I will experiment with it some more, and see if I did something wrong, and report back here.

I will also try an experiment and see if taking it out of the pan after 45 minutes and putting it back in the oven for a few minutes takes away some of that doughyness.

Now that I have that six pack of beer, and I can't stand the taste of beer, it looks like I'll be making a lot of it! :cheer:

By the way...have you ever thought of making the dough into biscuits? I'm going to try that variation tonight!
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Re: Beer Bread!

Post by DSMBaptist » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:00 pm

...Like I need More biscuits in my house...I just bought a whole case of biscuit tubes, and they're about to expire in a few weeks! :doh: :saywhat:

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