A Sarcastic Appetite


Beer Bread
January 11, 2010, 9:36 pm
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This definitely doesn’t fall into the category of “what to eat when you want to lose weight,” “detoxifying,” or even “vaguely healthy,” especially after you’ve melted 4 tbsp. of butter over the top and let it all soak in….but it’s really good. Then again, what isn’t good when it’s got 4 tbsp. of melted butter poured over the top? I’m a fan, though, and not just because of the butter. (Promise!) You may have to run out for the bottle of beer, but other than that you should have everything else on hand. It comes together in about 5 minutes, and is ready less than 40 minutes later. I had it with some leftover virtuous lentils. They at least cancel each other out, right? I’d say this detoxification is going swimmingly….

Beer Bread

From Alexandra’s Kitchen
3 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

1 bottle of beer; the recipe calls for amber ale (like Bass) but I used Blue Point’s Toasted Lager with excellent results. Use whatever you’ve got – as long as it’s a nice one.

4 tbsp. butter

Preheat the oven to 425º and grease a standard loaf pan with plenty of butter. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the beer, stir until combined and pour it into the pan (it will be sticky). Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the oven to 375º and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on top. Once it’s out of the oven, melt the butter; pour it over the bread (I poked some holes for good measure), let it soak for 5 minutes. Serve immediately, with more butter if you’re feeling adventurous.

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