Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beer Bread: Step by VERY easy step!

Fast becoming a family favourite, so I thought I’d post a step by step.  Dunno why; it really is just mix and pour!
But first, you’ll need the recipe.  It’s here.  
Instead of sifting, sifting, sifting like the author suggests, I just whirred everything together in the food processor with the steel blade.  And instead of measuring out 3 cups of flour, I used (note added 11/30/11:  I think this 305 is meant to be 405g - oy) 305g of all-purpose.  The whirring accomplishes way  more than sifting anyway… blends all the dry stuff together so you are guaranteed no lumps!
Once the dry stuff is whirred, toss it back in a bowl and add the beer.  Stir, stir, stir, until it is uniformly wet.  I don’t get a “pourable” consistency as the recipe suggests.  It is thick and sticky when ready.
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Plop it into a baking pan.  Don’t worry; you oil the bread so much it won’t stick.
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Pouring oil over.  The recipe calls for butter, which is nice, but canola works surprisingly well and makes this bread vegan, which is helpful for a Vegan Vursday menu.
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In my review of this recipe, I said not to bake at 375 for the full hour suggested, but today, I forgot and DID bake it for the full hour.  It came out fine.  I wonder why last time it was too dark?
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Slice it open, and enjoy!  If you have soup or really love fresh bread, it doesn’t even need butter!
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Mmm….

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