Yeah, I hadn’t heard of it either.
But if someone says you can put beer in bread, or beans in brownies, I can resist trying it out.
So this one is exactly like what it sounds – it’s regular bread, except it has beer in it. You leave out the yeast, and the yeast in the beer does the trick. The resulting bread was extremely good. And way easier than I expected.
The recipe I used made from a bread that had a slightly buttery, crunchy crust and a dense, moist bread. It’s not the kind of bread you’d make PB&J on, but it’s perfect as a side to an otherwise light meal. OR, as we did, just make it in the middle of a lazy afternoon and eat half the loaf while you watch a movie.
As far as the beer goes, I have no idea. I’ve made this once, with Miller Light (because the other beers we had around have citrus flavors, and I wasn’t sure how that would taste), and it was delicious. I’ve heard/read that Guinness makes a good bread as well.
Oh, and you can make it vegan by subbing vegan margarine (like Earth Balance) for the butter.
(Recipe adapted from food.com)
Here’s what you need:
- 3 cups flour (sifted – or at least spooned into the mixing cup – do not pack!)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
- 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer
- 1/2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine)