Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beer Bread

I know that I pretty much just blog about quilting, I try to use this as my 'journal' but it's more like 'a way to remember what I did last week', which is getting harder by the minute. lol  However, today I decided to go out on a limb, I made some bread last night and thought I would share it. It is the EASIEST thing ever to make! No kneading, no waiting for it to rise, no flour all over the kitchen. Just pour everything in a bowl, mix it up, pour it into a greased pan and bake it for an hour. You will have to forgive my limited photography skills.

3 cups sifted self rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 bottle (12 oz) of beer

Very moist
 Bake at 375 for an hour. That's it, no fuss - easy stuff! You do have to eat it with in a couple of days as it doesn't keep very well, but once your family smells it baking, that isn't a problem. Try different types of beer to see what you like. I just use whatever we happen to have in the fridge at the time. This week's bread was made with Yuengling and I liked it but you could taste the beer a little more than I care for. I have made it with a few different types and I think Corona was the best so far. I have yet to try it with a stout beer but I bet that would be yummy too. I also let it bake about half way then pour some melted butter, 2-3 tablespoons, over the top and let it finish baking. Since it goes into the bread pan as a liquid, doing it at the beginning just makes a big cavern in the center of the loaf.

The is my favorite way to have it...warm with some butter and FROG jam. YUMMY!!

And no, the jam is not made with Frogs...it must be a North Carolina thing because I have never heard of it before I came here. It is Fig, Raspberry, Orange and Ginger jelly, hence the F.R.O.G. It is wonderful!

Hope you try it...and like it. ;)


Kelly Pidd said...

Loooove this bread!! I make it often as well - it's usually gone before I even have to think about how I'm going to wrap it up for the next day. :-) FROG jam sounds heavenly - I'll have to find me some.

Rocknquilts said...

This is great! So nice and easy!! You might enjoy my Grandmother's recipes at http://www.rocknrecipes-rocknquilts.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Wow. The FROG jelly sounds interesting and that recipe looks super easy! I love homemade bread.

xo -El

Cheryll said...

Save me a bit and I'll be over for coffee....yum!

Bev C said...

Hello Angie,

Thank you so much for the hot pad. It arrived this morning. Just love it. I would like to thank you for searching my blog to see what I liked. You chose so well. I will do a posting at the end of the week.

Thank you and happy days.

Iris said...

oooh, need to try this!

Melissa Meilleur said...

I have a friend in my quilting guild who makes beer bread as well. The recipe is a tad different. But it also super easy and fail-proof. AND DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!