Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Carbs never tasted so good.

I am pretty sure that I could live off bread and cheese. I would end up looking like a roll but whatever. My MIL {mom in law} makes the best breads. I love when we go over for dinner and there is a fresh loaf sitting on the dinner table. Makes my heart go pitter patter and my thighs grow an inch. One of my favorite loafs she has made is the beer bread. For the record, I am not a beer person and by no means can you get drunk or tipsy off of this recipe but you can taste it and it's awesome! I have made two loafs in the past two weeks and I need to stop! I'm running out of butter!!

 

Anyway, here is the recipe. Super simple and you don't even need a bread machine, just a good old fashion oven :) 

 

The Best Beer Bread Ever {or so I think }

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix the self-rising flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Pour in the beer, and mix just until moistened. Transfer to the prepared baking pan. Top with the melted butter.
  3. Bake 45 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
 I am eating a slice as I type this out and am still drooling! 
The key to this bread...don't over cook it and put lots of butter on a warm slice.


Directions in pictures..

Mix all ingredients in a cute large bowl.
Make sure you pour the beer into the mix..





















Plop the dough in a greased pan and watch it rise..











Lather it in more butter..
















Enjoy with a delicious meal, or all by itself!
















{pictured above: Maui beef ribs from Trader Joes, fresh green beans and melon}

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