Oktober Fest is looming. Other than the occasional pretzel, I'm not much of a participant. The only thing I like about beer is that it make a mighty fine bread. In fact, I'm lost when it comes to buying beer, and anytime a recipe calls for I usually stand in a convenience store looking for one can to purchase....all this to say, you probably shouldn't send me out on a beer run. BUT, you should try this beer. It really is good, and....unlike a lot of breads, the beer does all the work...none of that yeast+hot water funny business, and certainly no kneeding. I'm all about the lazy mans recipes. I found this one via Taste of Home.
Swiss Beer Bread Recipe
Ingredients: 4 oz swiss cheese, 3 c. all-purpose flour, 2 T. sugar, 3 t. baking powder, 1 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. pepper, 12 oz. bottle of beer, 2 T. melted butter
Instructions: Mix all the dry ingredients, except for the cheese. Cut half of the cheese into 1/4 inch cubes, shred the other half. Add the bear to mix until everything is just wet. Fold it all the cheese. Place in a greased 8x4 inch pan. Drizzle the 2 T. of melted butter over the bread and bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees.