Monday, March 17, 2014
Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread
version I have made so far. I took my basic beer bread recipe, which was already pretty amazing, and amped it up by adding in a generous amount of bacon and cheddar cheese.
Because bacon and cheese make everything better, am I right?
I served this bread with a generous bowl of chili, which coincidentally also has beer in it. If you're a beer lover, you'll want to try this bread. Actually, even if you're not, you'll want to try this bread.
I'm not a fan of beer, honestly, I can't stand the smell. But there is just something about beer bread. The alcohol and most of the beer flavor bakes out leaving you with a nutty and somewhat sweet bread. Perfect for dipping in chili, slathering with butter, or (my favorite) as the best grilled cheese sandwich you'll ever have!
Makes one loaf, approximately 10 servings
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
2. Add beer and mix until combined.
3. Stir in cheese and bacon.
4. Place dough in a greased bread pan.
5. Pour melted butter over dough.
6. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes, until golden brown.
Allow the bread to cool before slicing.