Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beer Bread

Over the last two years, I have had many people ask if I had a beer bread recipe on my blog. I never put one on because every one had one. Well! I have been asked so much, that I am going to post one now. The one on the lift is beer bread, and the one on the right is ginger ale. Both were very good. The texture on the beer was slightly better. The ginger ale was a little sweet. Give them both a try and you will make a hit with your friends.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar (maybe a little less in the ginger ale recipe )
12 ounces beer, or ginger ale
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat a 10" dutch oven to 350°f. and grease it well. In a medium bowl, sift flour. Add baking powder, salt and sugar. whisk ingredients together and form a well in the middle. Pour in beer and mix with a spoon, but don"t over mix. Dough should remain wet, but stiffer than a batter. Pour into prepared dutch oven. Pour on the butter,and brush it over the batter. Cover and bake 1 hour over 7 charcoals, with 14 on top. When done ( 190°f. internal temperature ) remove bread from oven and cool 15 minutes and serve.

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