Monday, June 11, 2007

Beer Bread


BEER BREAD

Ingredients :

3 c. self-rising flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 can or bottle (12 oz.) beer, room temp. (not light beer) (I used a can of Mt. Dew and it was not room temp)

Preparation :Mix (only 17-20 strokes) (may take a few more strokes, but don't over mix. It will be lumpy) all ingredients. Place in greased 9 x 5x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until lightly browned and sides pull away from pan. Brush with butter halfway through baking time. ( I melted 1-2 T. butter and drizzled it over the top before baking. That is how the mixes call to do it and it is easier than remembering to add it half way through.)




I'm so excited. I have loved Beer Bread since I first tried it at a Tastefully Simple party several years ago. The only downside is that it is very expensive to order from one of those parties, usually $5-7 a mix. Pampered Chef has also started selling it. I think I recently paid $13 for two mixes. Well, I had seen online awhile ago that you could make your own. The recipe only has 3-4 ingredients and it is really simple. I decided last night that I would finally try it. It turned out wonderful. I will never buy one of those silly mixes again! There are all kinds of variations that I am excited to try out too. Check out the variations here. One of the other great things is that you don't have to use beer. You can use any carbonated beverage. I used Mt. Dew last night.

This bread is wonderful for dipping. Tastefully Simple sells some really great dips, a spinach one and a bacon one. They are basically sour cream/mayonnaise based dips, so I'm sure you could use a recipe you already have. You could dip it in spaghetti sauce or garlic butter too.

If you don't have self rising flour (I bought mine at the local bulk store), you can make your own. I would just make sure that it was mixed well and maybe sifted together before making this recipe.

10 comments:

Crys said...

That looks very yummy and very pretty but why on earth are you baking in the summer time?????

Lura said...

I did it at 10:30 pm. If you're going to bake, that's the best time!

Char said...

Yum! I love beer bread! I will definitly be making this recipe. I don't like paying a ton for those mixes either.

Jamie said...

I haven't had beer bread, but being a bread lover, I'm sure I'd love it too!!

Mom2samandsawyer said...

I have had the beer cheese and that is amazing. i have never met a carb I didn't like so I am guessing, I would love it.

Amanda said...

I was lucky and got to try it. It was delicious.
Might I add that I was only offered one bite and not any more!

Lura said...

You could have had more! I also forgot to offer you the red chocolate cupcakes! I'm a bad hostess!

Mom2samandsawyer said...

oh amanda ,next time, just take em

Amanda said...

Your not a bad hostess...just an underdressed one. haha

Char said...

Did she not have clothes on again??!! Jeeze Lura!