Monday, February 1, 2010

Make Ahead Beer Bread

So, after I went to all the trouble to actually obtain a beer for the brisket, I figured I might as well do something with the leftover beer.  The frugalista in me just couldn't stomach the thought of dumping it down the drain.  So I decided to make beer bread.  Boy was I pleasantly surprised.  This bread mixes together like a quick bread, and once it is baked, it has a chewy crust with a soft center. 

The Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups beer
1/4 cup salted butter, melted

At Ten O'Clock
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.  In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.  Pour in the beer and mix well.  Batter will be stiff.  Pour into prepared pan.  Spread melted butter over the top.  Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Before Serving
Slice and enjoy!

Family Approval
Surprisingly good!  I really, really liked this bread.  It's hearty and yummy and so, so, so easy.  A nice for sandwiches or to accompany dinner. 


  1. It really was so yummy. I could hardly stop eating it. It made some really excellent toast this morning.