Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Buttery Honey Beer Bread

I was browsing through my Pinterest account this morning to find a fun, new recipe to try out. Maybe it's because I've been trying to cut back on the carbs lately... but a recipe for Buttery Honey Beer Bread by Cookie Monster Cooking immediately caught my eye, the bread looked AMAZING! I read through the ingredients (there are only a few!) and just so happen to have everything I needed to make the bread. 

The batter was super easy to make, it only took a few minutes to throw together and pop into the oven. Within minutes the house was full of that warm, buttery, bread smell. I couldn't wait to get the loaf out of the oven, cut off a warm piece, and top it with some butter and honey!


This Buttery Honey Beer Bread turned out delicious. It has a crispy, buttery outer crust, while the center stays moist and chewy. This not a sweet bread by any means... you can really taste the beer/yeast in there!


Topped with a little butter and honey... WOW. I couldn't stop eating it. Butter... honey... beer... bread. I mean, really it doesn't get much better then that!

Buttery Honey Beer Bread
recipe from cookiemonstercooking.com
Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour*
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 bottle (12 ounce) your favorite beer
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together both kinds of flour, the sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the honey and beer and mix until just combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. 


Evenly pour the melted butter over the top of the batter.


Transfer the pan to the oven and place a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch any butter that may drip from the pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean and the top is golden brown.

NOTE - 
*If you don’t have bread flour on hand, you can substitute all-purpose flour.


This is definitely one beautiful, golden loaf of bread!


I am sure the bread tastes a little different depending on the beer you use in the batter. In this case, I used Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat (one of Amy and my favorites!). Would be interesting to try this with a darker beer like a stout or porter.

Can't wait to try this recipe again!

The combination of beer and bread, butter and honey... yeah, it's a winner. :)

Enjoy!

Janel


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