Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cheesy Beer Bread

I found a recipe for cheesy beer bread on TBD that looked simple and savory.  I decided to make it for the Superbowl bbq we were having. I've made cheese beer bread before, but the recipe I used last time didn't fare well after the bread had cooled, turning quite dense and tough.

I should have used a smaller loaf pan for this recipe.  The pan I used was a 9 x 5 loaf pan, making my bread short and wide.  The bread was fluffy with a light cheese flavor and hints of beer.  I liked it but most of my family didn't seem to care for the savory beer bread. 

TBD's version included some herbs, which looked quite pretty in her bread.  I didn't have the herbs the recipe called for, so I skipped this step.  The bread was easy to make and I'll probably make it again.

Cheesy Beer Bread (adapted from TBD)

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Ingredients

2 1/4 c. All purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. + 2 tbsp. shredded cheese
1, 12 oz. bottle of beer
1/4 c. olive oil
Directions:
1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 7 x 3 loaf pan.
2) Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the 3/4 c. cheese.
3)
Add the beer and mix until just combined. Mix in the olive oil, at this
point there should be no more dry flour left in the bowl.
4) Pour the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
5) Bake for 50-55 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Let it cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

4 Responses to “Cheesy Beer Bread”

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    sawyer — February 10, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    i always wanted to try this out and i think i will soon. do you recommend any type/brand of beer that you’ve found goes best? and what kind of cheese did you use? cheddar sounds good. herbs too! haha already getting hungry, so i better get my fat butt in the kitchen

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    Kirbie — February 10, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    I used cheddar cheese. I usually use whatever beer I have available. I haven’t made this bread enough times to experiment whether different beers affect the flavor of the bread that much, but I would imagine a stronger, more flavorful beer would have some sort of effect. I love how easy this recipe is to make. I’m still afraid to make real yeast bread recipes. This is like baby steps into that world. =)

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    Shap — January 24, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    I made this today for my boyfriend and used Bell’s Winter Ale. Holy beejeezus!! Sooo good! And so easy too :)

    • Kirbie replied: — January 24th, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

      So glad you liked it!

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