Monday, July 1, 2013

Honey Beer Bread

Do you ever see something on Pinterest and know immediately that you have to have it? Last week, while impatiently waiting for my little bundle of joy to arrive, I saw this pin for buttery honey beer bread. It only took an hour to make and I had all the ingredients on hand. SOLD.

Buttery honey beer bread from Cookie Monster Cooking

This bread delivered exactly as promised. It was so easy to make; buttery and crunchy on the outside; slightly chewy on the inside; and a perfect level of sweetness. Trust me, you need this bread in your life.

Buttery Honey Beer Bread
Original recipe from here

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 bottle (12 ounce) of your favorite beer*
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray or butter. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together both kinds of flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the honey and beer and mix until just combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. It will look less like bread dough and more like thick cupcake batter. 
  • Evenly pour the melted butter over the top of the batter. This will look so wrong, but trust me. It turns out great.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet to catch any drippings and transfer to the oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

NOTE: I used my favorite beer, Leffe. It's perfect for this bread because it's light and sweet. It goes really well with the honey flavor. Since it's only 8 ounces, I just added a smidge of water to compensate. You really don't need much liquid.

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