Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Green Chile, Bacon, Cheddar Beer Bread

Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, we have a bunch of Budweiser at our house. Since no one is going to be drinking that mess, I figured I might as well make some Beer Bread with it. Beer bread is super easy to make. The base recipe only has three ingredients and then you can add what ever you desire to make it your own.


Basic Beer Bread
Ingredients
  • 3c Self-rising flour
  • 3T sugar
  • 1 (12oz) beer of your choice
Directions
  1. Grease and flour baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, sugar and beer and pour into bread pan.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes, then rub the top of the bread with butter, then bake 10 minutes more or until fully baked. Let cool.
Pretty simple. For this particular recipe, I added in 1/2c of finely shredded cheddar cheese, 8 to 10 pieces of crumbled up bacon, and 1/3 to 1/2c of a mixture of medium and hot green chiles.

It turned out well with the chiles giving the bread a nice little kick.


Kyle is a one marshmallow now versus two marshmallows in 5 minute kind of guy, so waiting for things to cool before we dive in is quite a struggle for him. Actually it's not really a struggle because he just doesn't wait. So the first round of slicing the bread didn't turn out the greatest. It was much easier to cut the next day.


We still have beer so I'm excited to try out a few other variations. Cinnamon sugar is always a winner. Especially when you toast a slice (use the toaster oven if you can, if you put a piece of this bread in a regular toaster, I can't guarantee it will come out in one piece) and then spread some butter on it. Or, in a similar vein, you could make French Toast with it. I'll be sure to let you know of anything else I come up with.

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