Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Have a Can of Beer? You Can Bake Bread

I know a number of folks who have never made a loaf of bread - preferring to pay 3 to 4 times the cost to buy a loaf in the store.  Now, frankly, we don't always have time, especially if you have jobs and children. Certainly, in my house, the occasional Aldi loaf shows up at my house to make sandwiches.

Baking yeast bread takes time, and a little practice.  THIS bread does not.

You only need six ingredients. There's no kneading, and it's pretty hard to screw  it up.  Plus - it involves buying beer and you have to figure out WHAT to do with the 5 cans you DON'T use.

Beer Bread - crusty and buttery on the outside and tender and slightly sweet on the inside, it's perfect with soups, stews, or just a light supper of grilled chicken salad.

Mix in a bowl

3 cups flour (sift it or gently spoon into the cup or you will have a door stop)
1 Tablespoon Baking POWDER
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 can beer (I used MGD - as that is what Partner likes for a post lawn mowing beverage but a bottle of Guinness with a pinch of rosemary is also really good)

Spoon into a bread pan sprayed with non stick spray.

In microwave - melt 3 Tablespoons of butter and pour over bread and place in preheated 375 F. degree oven.

Bake for about 50 minutes.  Crust should be brown and knife inserted into center should come out clean.