Quick Beer Bread Recipe

Cooking  and baking with beer is  a big thing.  Who doesn’ t love a beer battered nosh. The hops and malt add a complex flavor to food that can’t be denied.

 While people have used beer for centuries when cooking, it’s still not getting the love that it deserves. Since craft beer is only becoming bigger this may change. Beer can be used as a marinade for meats, fish and veggies. It can be used for basting a roast or ribs. Of course you can use beer to fry things such as fish, onion rings, and chicken. Last but not least beer can be used for baking. Put it in a cake, cookies, or bread. There are so many ways to make kitchen magick with beer, experiment away.

Here’s a quick and easy beer bread that you can make and pair with beer or your favorite beverage. Cheers!

Quick Beer Bread

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. rolled oats
2 tbls. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c.  Bock beer
1/2 c. sharp cheddar cheese — finely diced
1/4 c. scallion — sliced

Directions:

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease an 8″x 4″ (6-cup) loaf pan. Whisk together thoroughly in a large bowl the dry ingredients, the cheese and the scallions. Add the beer. Fold just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center and all the way to the bottom of the pan comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes before unmolding to cool completely on the rack.

 

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