Monday, June 11, 2007
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.