Fallen in love with 3-ingredient beer bread. What's your twist?
I made Lone Star bread tonight. :)
12 oz beer
3 C flour
3 t baking powder
1.5 t salt
(It would have been 3 ingredients had I used self-rising flour (omit salt & baking powder).
Bake at 375 for one hour.
Anyway, my mind is reeling with possibilities. Has anyone tried different types of beer? Adding honey or molasses to the top while baking? Using different sweeteners in the bread?
I'm just very taken with how easy it was, and how I could make up some mixes in baggies in the pantry and then just pour in a bottle of beer. I do like to bake yeast breads but this was so quick compared to yeast bread, and tasted better than my normally-failed biscuits. I want to try it making small loaves (more crust factor).
I'd love any variations or suggestions, even some exotic ones. Like what about dark chocolate chips added in, and using a really dark beer and possible some orange flavor somehow?
re: blue room
MarbleFalls, between this and the no-flour pb cookies, I'm baking like a crazy person. I made a garlic/oregano one yesterday and a pb with peanuts one today. I figured beer and peanuts go together?
The batter tasted a mite salty, so I'm going by another version I saw here and just using sugar, the self rising flour, 2 tbl regular flour and the beer.
blue room, that's it! Mix the dry, pour in the beer, and bake. Dot with butter a few minutes before it's done, and there you have it.
add 2-3 T dill seed. Great with soups and stews.
Isn't this called Batter Bread? (bakling powder instead of yeast)
MFP, don't call me Paula Deen, but my recipe calls for a stick of melted butter - first in the loaf pan, then I reserve a bit to pour over the top, and the rest is mixed in with the batter. I also love this bread, and occasionally add different grated cheeses..... mmmmmmm! I love this bread with soup, and am going to try some leftover bread as paninni's tomorrow night.