So I’ve been really wanting to make some beer batter bread. I even saved my last Sam Adams Octoberfest specifically for this purpose. (Recipe for my beer batter bread). I also love how amazing it makes the house smell.
Besides how can you go wrong with ingredients as simple and wonderful as flour, butter and beer?
Fortunately for me my parents stopped by just as this was coming out of the oven, and I was able to give them a generous third of the loaf. Fortunate so that I will not eat the entire loaf in one sitting! hah : )
so why am i baking beer batter bread at 3:30 am? because sometimes your night doesn’t go quite according to plan, and you find yourself craving bread, and out of the store bought stuff. besides, there’s really nothing better than a nice fresh loaf out of the oven. best part about this recipe is your ready to pop it in as soon as the oven preheats! (and you don’t even need yeast!) this is my favorite bread recipe : )
Beer Batter Bread
2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour + 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour OR 3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. (4 tbsp.) brown sugar, optional
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 bottle of beer at room temperature (i like yuengling. you can always pop it in the microwave to warm it up!)
3 tbsp. melted vegan butter
Preheat oven to 375*F. Prepare loaf pan.
1. In a large mixing bowl combine flours, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour beer into dry mix, and stir until combined. The batter will look lumpy.
2. Turn dough into prepared loaf pan and drizzle top with melted butter. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean.
3. Let it rest in the pan for about 5 minutes, and then place on cooling rack. Eat it as soon as it’s cool enough to handle : )