Friday, October 10, 2008


I would never dream of bothering with yeast and kneading in order to make bread. I am very risk averse and the entire bread making process seems so jeopardous. Beer bread felt like a perfect fit for me. The recipe I found stated that the prep time was only 3 minutes - I was sold.

I modified the recipe by adding jalapenos and White X-Sharp New York cheddar from a small general store in upstate New York that we purchased on a trip to visit Forrest's grandparents. I also used Abita Restoration Pale Ale as a homage to my home state (Louisiana). It was my attempt at personalizing this extremly easy bread recipe.

Beer Bread
Recipe modified from RecipeZaar


3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can/bottle beer (I used Abita Restoration Pale Ale)
1/4 cup jalapenos
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar
1/4 cup melted butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients and beer.

Add to mixture, 1/4 cup of jalapenos and 1/4 cup shredded cheddar.

Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Pour melted butter over mixture.Add 1/4 cup shredded cheddar to the top of the loaf

Bake 1 hour,

remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

This bread was amazing. I really only took 3 minutes to prepare. And although it took an hour to bake, both Forrest and I agreed that we would have waited several more if necessary. The results were amazing. The crust was crunchy and the center was light and fluffly.


Gabriela said...

Looks wonderful! So robust and hearty with good consistency (read: good and chewey). Thanks for the recipe. I can jsut smell the fresh baked flavor emanating from your magic kitchen.

Woody said...

This bread was unbelievable! it was some of the best bread i have ever tasted.

MaryBeth said...

I bet this bread would be great with a big bowl of thick soup. I am not sure if I could handle that much spice from the peppers but I think it may be worth a try, it looks so good.

Jonathon Binet said...

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