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Nov 24, 2013 10:53 AM

Beer Bread

I found a box of onion/dill beer bread mix in the back of my cupboard today. So, since I'm having company for lunch, decided to fix it.
Mix flour pkg with 1 can of beer quickly. Cook at 375 for 1 hr. followed directions carefully and it turned out awful. It's resting in the garbage as we speak.
Could the flour mix go bad after a lengthly stay in the cupboard?

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  1. What kind if beer did you use?

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    1. Mixes can and do go rancid. Either the fat (usually shortening) or the flour, especially if there was any whole grain flour in the mix, can go bad. Or the mix itself might not have been very good.

      1. Was there an expiration date?

        I do find beer bread to be pretty hit-or-miss in general.

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        1. re: sandylc

          Expiration date, have no idea. It's too deep in the garbage.

        2. I suspect there were a number of ingredients in the mix and something went bad. Any mixes that have fat, nuts, or any kind of dairy i store in the freezer since the temp in my apt varies a lot through the year

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          1. re: Ttrockwood

            Since it's in the garbage, I have no idea as to the ingredients. Just didn't think a flour based mix would go and learn.