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More Beer Bread

Posted by ebrius on November 4, 2008

I decided to make another batch of bread. This time, I used my Christmas Ale. The results were good, but not as good as when i used my stout. The bread did not have as much flavor as the last one. The taste of the bread is definitely directly related to the maltiness of the beer used. It might have also had something to do with the chocolate and coffee in the stout, but either way, stronger beers definitely make better bread.

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Beer Bread

Posted by ebrius on October 19, 2008

As I posted before, I’ve started to delve into cooking with beer. For my first recipe I decided to tackle beer bread. Its a pretty straight forward recipe, just substitute beer for water.

This is the recipe I used:
4 cups flour
1/4 cups sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
12 oz beer (I used my Imperial Russian Stout)
2 tsp salt
2 eggs

Prep is simple, mix dry ingredients, then slowly whisk in wet ingredients. Mix well, knead if necessary, and pour into a standard 9 by 5 bread pan. Bake for about an hour at 375.

This recipe turned out very good, bread is thick and most. it had a slight coffee and malt flavor to it, the hop flavor was not present. The crust however was very thick and slightly burnt. Next time I might cook it at 350, or half an hour at 375 and then down to 350. Overall I was very happy with it, next time I might try using half or completely whole wheat dough.

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