eat….drink….and be merry….it makes life better!
This is my favorite time of the year. There is a chill in the air and everywhere you dine soup is on the menu. In my opinion, with soup there must be bread. It can be in any form, a bread stick, a hearty piece of sourdough, a biscuit or even cornbread which is perfect when done right.
Well, now that my kids are older and there is no longer the need to chase them around the house; and my hockey mom days of getting up at the crack of dawn and putting on that taxicab hat have come to a halt, My Saturday and Sunday mornings have gone from hectic to somewhat subdued. Well that was until my obsession with baking kicked in. Even though I love to cook, baking has never interested me. But, this month a bread obsession has become my new hobby. I cannot believe that in all these years I had never attempted to bake a loaf of bread until now. That is until Pinterest became part of my life. The pictures are what do it for me! The soups….the bread…Oh my!!!
So, to date I have experimented with several different bread recipes and this one by far was the easiest. So easy, I just had to share. If you have a bottle of beer, some flour, sugar and any herbs or cheese for flavoring, you have Beer bread. This is what I used:
3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Bottle (12 oz) of Beer (I used an IPA)
1/2 Cup Cane Sugar
1 Cup of Pecorino Romano Grated Cheese (any cheese will do)
Melted Butter for Basting.
** Any of your favorite herbs can be added
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all of the ingredients until dough becomes sticky.
Place into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. During the last five minutes brush the top of the loaf with melted butter. That’s it!
I made mine in individual paper baking cups for an easy grab and go. I hate all those crumbs on the counter after slicing any kind of bread.
I hope you try to make bread at least once, there really is nothing better than warm bread straight out of the oven!