This is actually the first recipe I've made of Katie's; I can't believe it's taken me this long. Don't get me wrong though - I have about 50 saved in my "to-try" file! Anyway, this weekend my husband and I planned on having some friends over to celebrate the Rams bye-week but things fell through - as I was baking! Oh well, more yummy food for us!
We had a typical football food fare - Chili, Cookie Cake and beer bread. Normally I would have had more but that was all I planned on making and the others were bringing snacks. Since it ended up just being my husband and one of our good friends I neglected the snacks - we had Dorritos if someone really wanted something!
The recipe of Katie's I made was the beer bread and boy was it good! I even ate the end which was a little dry because I think I over cooked a bit, but the flavor was fantastic.
Easy Cheesy Beer Bread
2 c. all purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar (my only revision - I used white cheddar as I had some on hand that I needed to use up and it ended up being a teensy bit over 1 cup so I just threw the rest in too!)
12 oz. bottle of lager or stout (I used Sam Adams Oktoberfest)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare loaf pan for baking.
-In large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
-Whisk to combine well.
-Add cheese and whisk to combine.
-Slowly add beer to dry ingredients and stir lightly until combined.
-Knead dough lightly until it just comes together.
-Place into prepared loaf pan and pour melted butter over top.
-Place in oven to bake for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.