Friday, January 18, 2008

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Pour in beer, stir until a stiff batter is formed. It may be necessary to mix dough with your hands. Scrape dough into prepared loaf pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

*tried this tonight, 1/18/08, and I wasn't overly impressed. The recipe didn't indicate to use a room temp beer, so I didn't. I think that might help it a lot, because it was quite dense. I'm also going to try adding some herbs and maybe cheese next time. I ate this bread as a little girl and don't remember it being 'blah' like this. But I'm going to keep trying!

UPDATE: ok, my issue MAY have been that my baking powder was almost FIVE years past its expiration date! I'm trying it tonight, for the third time with FRESH baking powder!!

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