Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tempt My Tummy - Beer Bread

The easiest recipe you will find today. We are on Spring Break this week - you can't expect much from me.

Beer Bread
3 cups self rising flour

1/2 sugar

12 oz beer (you can taste the difference with different beers - I like a darker beer but Bud Light works just as well)

Mix all three together - just until combined. Don't over mix but don't be afraid to get out some of the big lumps either. Bake at 350 in a greased loaf pan for 45-55 minutes.

I always make this for an appetizer. I cut it into cubes and serve with a garlic dip. Easy peasy.
And if that isn't enough...here are some variations:

Dill & Cheddar: Add 1 cup finely grated Cheddar and2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill.

Garlic & Herb: Add 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, and 2 minced garlic cloves (or 1 teaspoon garlic flakes) to the basic mix. For fresh herbs, use 1 chopped Tablespoon of each.

Dill & Chive: Add 2 Tablespoons fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried dill) and 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives to the basic mix.

Italian: Add 1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano (or 1 Tablespoon each chopped fresh basil and oregano), 2 minced cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan or romano cheese to the basic mix.

Other Additions: Any dried or fresh herbs; 1/2 cup freshly grated asiago (or other hard cheese); 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped scallions; 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or 1/2 cup oats in place of 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. Or practically anything else you can think of--use your imagination.

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  1. I've paid actual money for beer bread mixes, and now I feel really dumb because this is basically as easy as a mix. Can't wait to try the different varieties too- thanks!!

  2. I've never made beer bread before, but I have always heard about it. How about a recipe for the garlic spread as well?

  3. I made this last night, I did the basic recipe and added 1 cup cheddar cheese and a couple of tbsp. of dried dill.

    Really good. I plan on making it again. I will be giving you credit for it when I post it on my blog. Great recipe.