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03.12.2001

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today's special : 
Easy Beer Bread 
Another great recipe inspiration from the boards (thanks epi!) ... I'd nearly given up hope of ever generating a decent loaf of bread in my kitchen (I'm a pretty good cook, but when it comes to baking ... eh, not so much), but in the couple of months since I discovered beer bread, I've successfully generated close to a dozen luscious loaves. The beer gives this quick bread a yummy yeasty flavor -- different beers will produce significantly different flavors, so experiment a bit (I like Fat Tire and Henry Weinhard's Hefeweizen, but use whatever you happen to have leftover in your fridge from your last party). It only takes an hour from start to finish -- just enough time to make a big bowl of hearty chili to go along with the bread.


ingredients
3 cups flour
3 tbsps. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 tsps. salt
1 12-oz. bottle of beer
time 
1 hour

yields
1 loaf

1. Place all the ingredients in a big mixing bowl and combine until you have a nice, moist, lumpy dough. 
2. Grease a 9"x5" loaf pan.
3. Pour in the bread batter.
4. Place the loaf in a COLD oven, then turn the heat to 375F. Bake for 60 minutes. Brush the top of the loaf with butter about halfway through the baking time (you can leave out the butter step if you prefer).

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