Bread Challenge Week 31
I have mentioned before that batter breads are a busy cooks best friend. Beer batter bread is a busy cooks best friend forever.
Beer bread is a batter bread that partially uses the yeast in the beer along with baking powder to make a loaf of bread less like say, banana bread and more like a sandwich loaf. I must note that I have yet to make a beer batter loaf that is well suited for sandwiches, but I haven’t met a beer bread I didn’t like. The beer in the bread gives a nice tang or sour dough flavor to the loaf that usually only comes with hours of rising and bread starters.
I’ll admit it I intentionally looked for a whole wheat beer bread recipe. You know I am a fan of whole wheat. Peanut Butter Boy’s Whole Grain Beer Bread was just what I was looking for. Simple. Quick. Whole grain.
This recipe did not disappoint. I decided to included the optional cheddar cheese and chives, because who doesn’t like cheese and chives. My baking sous chef Madeline helped me whip up this bread and we had a blast. This bread was a great bread to have baking as our big pot of jambalaya was cooking.
The beer bread took a little less than an hour and 15 minutes from start to buttered and bitten. As I mentioned above this loaf is not exactly a sandwich bread although it may work well as a base for a grilled cheese. I would suggest using this bread for a side to a bowl of soup or toasted with a plate of scrambled eggs. I recommend making this bread if you are short on time but in need of a loaf of bread with good flavor, moist dense crumb and crunch crust. The recipe is easy to follow and consists of easy to find household ingredients. I plan to make this bread again and play with additional ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese or garlic and herb or maybe just a different type of beer. Yum.
Hands on time: 5
Total time: 4
make it again: 5
Total Score: 28
Previous Bread Challenge reviews:
Country Seed Bread – Week 30
Cinnamon-Raisin Bagels – Week 29
Crunchy Crackers – Week 28
Ciabatta Bread – Week 27
Cornmeal Pancake -Week 26
Lemon Poppy Seed – Week 25
Sourdough – Week 24
Tortillas – Week 23
Honey Wheat Hamburger Buns – Week 22
Garlic Studded Baguette – Week 21
Quinoa Bread – Week 20
Asiago Herb and Garlic Bread – Week 19
Cranberry Pecan Rye Bread – Week 18
Rotis – Whole Wheat Unleavened Bread- Week 17
Farmhouse White Loaf – Week 16
Honey Whole Wheat Slow Cooker Bread – Week 15
The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake – Week 14
Hot Cross Buns – Week 13
100% Whole Wheat Bread – Week 12
Thin Wheat Crackers – Week 11
Irish Soda Bread – Week 10
Double Blueberry Muffins – Week 9
Oatmeal Batter Bread – Week 8
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls – Week 7
Cheesy Pretzels – Week 6
Light Rye Bread – Week 5
Country-Style Whole-Wheat Pita – Week 4
Carrot Raisin Quick Bread – Week 3
Potato Bread – Week 2
Focaccia – Week 1