Here is a very quick beer bread recipe that is great when you don't have time to make a normal loaf of bread.
3 cups sifted flour (sift through sifting screen to avoid making the bread hard)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 12 oz can or bottle of beer
1/4 cup melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix dry ingredients and beer in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to avoid dry spots. Mixture will be stiff.
3. Pour into greased loaf pan.
4. Pour melted butter over mixture.
5. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until crust is golden brown. Enjoy!
The crust is crunchy and very satisfying, particularly when served with a hearty stew. Preparation takes about three minutes and just one bowl.
I normally use an unfiltered pale ale, and flavor varies depending on choice of beverage. Non-alcoholic beer can be used, but then you should add a packet of dry yeast to get proper rise.
I am confident that this would work with a small Dutch oven or other alternative cooking method, as well.
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