How To: Make Delicious Beer Bread
There are lots of cool perks to my job in the world of beer marketing, and one of them is finding out kick-ass recipes. Beer recipes.
One of the beer brands I work for, Samuel Adams, is really into food and beer, and all the cool stuff you can do with it. How food can make your beer taste even better, and how beer can (no surprise here) make your food taste better, and they bring out new flavours in each other. It’s pretty cool.
Anyway, a food blogger used Sam Adams to make a recipe the other day, and since it contained my favourite ingredients in the world, I decided to try it last night for Valentine’s Day. What ingredients, you ask? Oh, flour, beer, bacon, and cheese. Just all the most delicious ingredients known to mankind, no biggie.
Anyway, her recipe can be found here, but this is all you need to know:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup shredded cheese
500mls of beer (I didn’t have Sam Adams, so I used Hop City’s Barking Squirrel)
4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped (I didn’t have bacon that was thawed, so I didn’t use any, and it was still all drool-worthy)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Gastrofork has nice pictures and directions, but if you’re in a hurry, this is the gist:
- Preheat your oven to 350
- Add all the dry ingredients, mix them around, then add your cheese, beer, and if you have it, bacon
- Mix it with a spoon
- Throw it in a pan or whatever
- Cook for 30 minutes, remove, add some butter across the top
- Cook for another 30 minutes
- Remove, cool, eat, eat more
Incredibly simple. Incredibly delicious. To beer!
The best things in life are free. Except beer, which usually costs around $0.0050 per mL.