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recipe: beer bread

i have a confession.
i'm currently obsessed with beer infused foods.
i've managed to put together a few meals using the golden goodness in the last few weeks...
i've even worked it into a few breads.

i should mention...
well, drinking it anyways.
i've tried to like it. honest.
because i see labels on bottles & think, gosh that must taste good.
but NOPE.
i'm just one of those girls who's always going to have a fruity drink in her hand, if anything.

but i will most definitely raid my husbands beer stash, when he has one...
to add to food.
because beer + food = heaven.
(if you haven't ever had anything made with beer, you'll just have to trust me on this!)

so i've made no less than 3 loaves of beer bread over the last month.
and each one of them was gone in less than 48 hrs.

i made this honey beer bread recipe first via gimme some oven. 
adapted from the original recipe below from ezra poundcake.
(it tasted amazing)

but this recipe from ezra poundcake (found via pinterest, of course) has become the go-to.
because it tastes just as good & doesn't require the honey which i never seem to have!

beer bread:

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted (Note: Feel free to reduce to 1/4 cup)
i used the whole stick (salted). it's bread with beer, why skimp on the calories now?!
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-x-5-x-3-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer into the dry ingredients until just mixed.
  4. Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. Slide a baking sheet onto a lower rack to catch any butter that might overflow from the loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.
yum. yum. yum.
it's even good the next day toasted with some butter on it.
really, there is no WRONG way to eat this. trust me! :)

i'm thinking this would be a great non-sweet treat to make & take to someone as a christmas gift.
wrap a little cellophane around it & call it good!

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