Noms: Honey Beer Bread (Instagram-ification)
I hope you’re all having a wonderful day so far! Here’s another Instagram-ification inspired Noms post for everyone, this time I made Honey Beer Bread! I am a serious carb-a-holic and beer bread is one of my ultimate vices. It’s so dense, moist, delicious and oh-so-easy to make! All you need are just a few standard pantry ingredients plus a bottle of beer and you’re golden!
I snapped this picture just before bringing the loaf into the living room, where everyone was fully entranced by the Medium marathon (yay Instant Netflix!) phase that I’ve been going through lately. Nothing amused me more than to be surrounded by a room full of guys (my boyfriend, my roommate and two of his guy friends) and they were ALL glued to the tv to see what Mrs. Allison DuBois was getting herself into next.
Chauncey made a cameo appearance while he as sniffing the air, I think he wanted some beer bread too.
Honey Beer Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes | Makes 1 Loaf
Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven!
What You’ll Need:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar (I used organic honey, oooooooohmygod yum!)
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer (I used Pabst Blue Ribbon)
- 4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted (**You can double this if you’d like**)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. I used a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ inch loaf pan, I didn’t grease the pan since I used a used a non-stick pan. You can grease your pan if you think the loaf is going to stick.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed.
Note: Pop the honey in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds to make it easier to mix into the batter!
3. Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. (Use a pastry brush to spread it around if you’d like.)
4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.
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I served the beer bread hot out of the oven with soft spread butter and this amazingly delicious strawberry & yogurt fruit spread. The bread is a little crumbly by nature but the chewy flaky crust and dense center are to-die-for!
I ended up making this bread twice in two days. Once with a micro-brew that was really hoppy in the bottle, and it translated to SUPER hoppy beer bread that was almost bitter. No Bueno. The next day I just used cheap-ass PBR and the beer bread was PHENOMENAL! So lesson learned, when making beer bread DO NOT use a hoppy beer.