This is a recipe I have been wanting to try for a while and I'm thrilled I finally did! This bread is extremely easy to make. Very moist and perfect spread with butter. For those of you who don't drink beer, fret not, it's completely different baked. It's also children safe as the alcohol in it is baked out.
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (in Colorado I used a high altitude flour)
1 TB. Baking Powder
1 TB. Honey
1/2 ts. Salt
1/3 cup Brown Sugar - Packed
1 (12 fluid oz.) can or bottle of Beer or Ale
1/2 cup Butter - Melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5 in. loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all- purpose flour, whole wheat flour, honey, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix well. Then pour in beer, stir until a stiff batter is formed. It may be necessary to mix dough with your hands. After mixed well scrape dough into prepared loaf pan. Then pour melted butter over top of the dough.
3. Bake in oven for 48-55 min depending on your oven, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Mine was perfect at 48min.
Makes about 12 servings.
-Want to mix up the variety? Try adding dill, cheese, or garlic...
-My favorite is adding 1 1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning, 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder, & 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder to the dry mix before adding the beer. Mix well.
-The beer or ale you use will change the flavor too! I prefer the taste of Blue Moon. It's not too heavy. I've also heard ale makes for a better taste than beer but try your fave and let me know how it works for you!
-Not much for beer? Try replacing the beer with sprite!
- Don't just eat it with butter! Also try a bit of honey on top or serve with shredded beef and gravy for an amazing open faced sandwich! Yum!