Monday, April 30, 2012

Cheesy Beer Bread

I'm going to apologize now in advance for my next few postings. I left my Canon camera charger at my parents house so I have been using my old camera for all these pictures lately. I am getting my charger today though so this will only be temporary and maybe my pictures will be more appetizing soon! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was supposed to have that yard sale and postponed it because all the weather models and forecasters were saying RAIN RAIN RAIN. I woke up Saturday morning at 7:30 and it was SUNNY! Whomp, whomp. At least it got cloudy within an hour but it didn't even rain until 1:00 PM and I totally could've had my sale. I just got a pedicure instead so that helped some. Alas, I will just wait until May 12 since we've rescheduled it for then. Come on by if you are in Crofton, I'll have cupcakes! 

Onto the subject of matter. Beer bread has always been one of my favorites but I haven't had it in years. My mom used to make it a lot because she got those Tastefully Simple packages. I used to feel so cool when I ate it cause it was BEER bread and I totally wasn't 21. Now I just feel super uncool for feeling cool. Yesterday my boyfriend bought some beef shoulder to make some BBQ brisket (recipe coming later this week) and he told me he always has it with beer bread. I was about to head over to see my family so I didn't have much time but I was like ok, I'll figure something out real quick! Want to know what really makes me even more uncool? I used Natural Light for this recipe. It was all we had so I changed up your typical beer bread recipe a bit just for fun and it was definitely a good idea. 

2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 12 ounce beer (any beer works depending what type of flavor you want, I'd recommend a pale lager)
1/2 cup cheese (I used pepper jack, cheddar works well too) plus a handful for the top
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then pour in the beer and honey and mix well. Last fold in the cheese. Grease your bread pan and pour 2 tablespoons of the melted butter in, then pour in your batter. Next pour the last 2 tablespoons of butter on top of the batter. Bake for 55 minutes. When there are 5 minutes left, take out the bread,  sprinkle a handful of cheese on top, and place back in for the last 5 minutes.

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