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Whole Wheat Beer Bread

15 Feb

This is a basic Whole Wheat Beer Bread recipe. Its made with a bottle of “Coors” regular beer. Along the way on this beer bread journey I have used other, more expensive beers, but they completely changed the flavoring of the bread. Which left me wishing I had changed the ingredients to accommodate the flavor changes. My suggestion is to make this basic recipe first so that you taste the original flavor profile then experiment with the beers you enjoy drinking, remembering to change your ingredients and their measurements to compliment your beer choice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tb plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tb sugar
  • 1 @ 12 oz can or bottle of Coors regular Beer
  • 3 Tb butter, salted, melted
  • unsalted butter for greasing the pan

Preheat oven to 350. Completely grease a bread loaf pan with unsalted butter.

Sift the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the light brown sugar and sugar, mix the dry ingredients well. Pour in the Coors Beer and thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Put the bread mixture into the loaf pan and pour the melted salted butter over the top. Bake for 50-60 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Suggestions: I absolutely swear by this bread in my meatloaf. The addition of it took my recipe over the top on the flavor and texture scale. What a great addition to a sweet and savory dinner. Once you discover your beer of choice for this recipe and it’s flavor profile experiment by adding herbs and cheeses in the recipe. A unlimited number of breads are just waiting for you to discover them.

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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Breads, Thanksgiving

 

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