Friday, September 14, 2012

Swiss Beer Bread

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.


Angela said...

I've always just used coke or sprite for beer bread....don't know if it taste the same that way, but I just can't bring myself to buy beer! LOL.

Christy said...

I have a similar beer bread recipe - mine calls for a ton of butter. Half you pour (melted) on top, and the other half you pour on top about 20 minutes before it is done baking...amazing...I want to say a half cup total, but maybe its just a quarter cup...either way - throw on another 2T melted butter 20 mins before you are done and see if it takes this recipe to the next level!!

love - California Christy