Whole Grain Beer Bread
Dear Hubby recently played a show for Halloween for his folks. As a thank you, he and his band were paid in beer. Hence, we’ve got loads around the house, so I get to indulge in one of my favorite quick breads. It uses the yeast in a single can of beer to make it rise and it combines with the whole grains to make a wonderful, yeasty bread that rarely makes it to cool before disappearing in our house.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/8th cup milled flax
- 1/8th cup wheat germ
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 12 oz. beer (different beers will give you different flavors–I tend toward light beers like Budwieser Select or Pabst Blue Ribbon)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Lightly grease an 8 inch loaf pan.
- Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
- Slowly add the beer and stir until just combined.
- Press into loaf pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to rack and cool for 10 minutes (if you can wait that long!)