Monday, 28 October 2013

Cheese and Beer Bread

It's the perfect accompaniment for a hearty soup or stew, and it also makes great sandwiches. Best of all, it's a cinch to put together. There's no rising or kneading required, but it still has a similar quality to yeast bread because of the beer.

I made this bread to serve with soup on one cold, rainy evening.

Cheese and Beer Bread Recipe:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 can beer (room temperature)
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
How to:
Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cheese, onion powder and garlic powder. Pour in beer slowly and stir together until combined. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Drizzle with 1 tbsp melted butter. Bake for 35 minutes. Drizzle with another tbsp of melted butter. Bake for an additional 25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling on rack.