Monday, October 20, 2014

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

On a cold fall day, nothing smells better than bread baking in the oven.  But usually there is a lot of prep work involved in making a decent loaf of bread: hours waiting while the dough rises, kneading it until your forearms ache... etc... but not with this recipe.  Honestly you could prep this bread in under 5 minutes, or in the amount of time it takes your oven to heat up. And if you bake at all, and drink beer, I am pretty sure you have the ingredients in your kitchen right now.  I remember seeing gift sets and fundraiser deals for "Beer Bread Kits" that cost anywhere from $5 - 10. But once you know how simple it is to make your own dry mix for beer bread, you will never feel the need to buy one of those again.  This bread is so flavorful, hearty and easy to make that there is really no reason not to.  Pair it with a delicious homemade soup or simply serve it with some butter, jam and a side of cheese and fruit.  It is best warm from the oven, so get going and make some tonight!!!

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

2 C. organic whole wheat flour
1 C. organic white flour
1/3 C. raw coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
12 oz. beer (I used Yuengling lager)
2 T. melted organic butter

Mix all the dry ingredients together.  Add the beer and mix lightly.  Put into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.  Pour the melted butter on top and bake at 350 F for 55 - 60 minutes.  Best served warm.

flour mixture
adding the beer!


in the pan

melted butter on top

hot from the oven

cooling off

slicing up for dinner

close up view

served with
Curried Pumpkin Bean Soup with Kale 

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