I’ve been meaning to make beer bread for a while. Today, today was the day. I was munchy, looking through the fridge, and found some beer way in back. Now, I don’t much like beer for drinking, but I do like cooking with it.
Beer Bread Recipe
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tbls sugar
- 1 tbls baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 bottle beer
Bake 3:50 for about an hour.
A bottle of beer is about 22oz, but I only had cans. So I used 1 full can, and most of a second can. I added the second can until it was about a thick pancake batter consistency. It was still a bit lumpy like a pancake batter should be. It might have been a bit too much beer, as I had to bake it for about an hour and a quarter before a knife came out mostly clean.
I am also still getting used to my gas oven. I’ve got a bed baking stone on the bottom rack. I’ve had good luck with this in my old oven and won’t bake without them any more.
The extra baking time gave it a really nice golden crust.
I am not sure if it is the recipe or the silicone pan I used but the crust was almost leathery on the outside and very moist and dense on the inside. Almost a carrot cake or boston baked bread type consistency
I thought the bread was only OK. My wife LOVED it. She loved how it smelled.
I’d make it again, if only for my wife.