Michelle over at Une-deux senses recently posted a recipe for beer bread. I haven’t made beer bread in quite some time and was inspired to whip up a batch. If you’ve never stumbled upon her site from foodgawker or trolling the interwebs, definitely head over there and check it out. She posts delicious recipes, has stellar taste in music and takes amazing pictures that will make your mouth water!
Instead of just making your typical run of the mill beer bread, Michelle used the bread to whip up a “Grilled Beer and Cheese Sandwich” which was the culprit to encouraging me to make a loaf myself, I wanted that delicious sandwich!
This bread turned out a fantastic. You could really smell and taste the delicious hop aroma from Victory’s Yakima Glory. The end result was a dense, moist bread that smelled and tasted like BEER! It was perfect eating on its own, paired with dinner, and turned into a grilled cheese. I would warn you to definitely NOT over mix the batter as this bread need not be any more dense. Plus, the more dense the less it will rise and the smaller the surface area you will have which means less room for cheese!
Super Easy and Delicious Beer Bread
Yields: 1 loaf
The original recipe can be found here or at Une-deux senses
3 cups flour
2 TBS sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 TBS honey
1 12oz bottle of beer
4 TBS melted butter
Grab yourself a beer. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan, set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed, ensuring you don’t overmix! Pour half of the melted butter (~2 TBS) into the bottom of the loaf pan, then spoon the batter into the pan and pour the rest of the melted butter on top of the batter. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until the top of the loaf is golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Five Cheese “Grilled Beer and Cheese Sandwich”
Yields: 1 delicious sandwich
2 slices of beer bread
Some grated Parmesan cheese
4 other cheese of your liking
Grab yourself a beer. Lightly butter one side on both slices of beer bread and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Press the cheese to the bread using your hand, then place cheese down in a pan on medium heat. Add additional slices and/or grated cheeses to the top of each slice of bread. Cook until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Assemble and enjoy!
Do you guys have any favorite beer recipes? If so, I’d love to check them out and take a stab at them so leave a comment or shoot me an email!