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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

This is the perfect accompaniment to any sort of soup, stew, or chili. It's thick and hearty and best served warm out of the oven. The bread is easy to throw together, and can easily be made with all-purpose flour instead of half whole-wheat, if you prefer less of a whole grain flavor! My mom first introduced me to beer bread, as she often used to buy the beer bread mix from Tastefully Simple. Those mixes are great, but this homemade version is about as easy and I bet you have all of the ingredients on hand!

Whole Wheat Beer Bread
recipe found here

-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
-4 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 1/2 tsp salt
-1/3 cup packed brown sugar
-12 oz. beer (any variety)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until a stiff batter is formed.
3. Pour dough into loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.