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RecipesClassic Beer Bread Recipe

If you’ve never heard of Beer Bread, prepare to be amazed.

Beer bread is a completely underrated, and we are here to change that! Many of our customers are beer fanatics and connoisseurs and this recipe goes out for them. Beer bread can be described as buttery, chewy, and tastes like your favorite beer. So if you haven’t tried it yet, here’s a little recipe we made just for you.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 can of Old Familiar English Dark Mild, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, cold

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a 9×5” loaf pan with butter.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

  3. Pour in the beer and stir all ingredients until just combined and there are no dry parts. The batter will be thick.

  4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and smooth out if needed.

  5. Cut the butter into slices (roughly tablespoon size) and place on top of the raw batter evenly.

  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown on top. There should be about 1/2 inch of melted butter bubbling at the bottom.

  7. Allow to cool on the counter for about 5 minutes until all of the butter in the bottom of the pan is soaked back up into the bread.

  8. Crack open a cold Ravens beer to enjoy alongside your fresh bread creation. Enjoy!

Some other flavours to try:

Beer Cheese Bread: Add 1 to 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese to the batter. Reserve about 1/4 cup to spread over the top of the bread before baking. You can also add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and dried rosemary to kick it up a notch!

Apple Beer Bread: Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup of chopped apple, and use a sour or gose beer, our award-winning Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose works incredibly. Try adding an apple butter for amazing flavor!

Chocolate Beer Bread: Add in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (plus more for sprinkling over the top), use 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and a dark, malty beer such as a stout, porter, or our English Dark Mild.

 

You can pick up any of our core beers or our seasonal ones at our shop. Additionally we wanted to add this great article from Leaf, which talks about great foods to pair with beer bread.


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