SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN
FOSTER'S BEER BREAD
Tonight at 7pm the boys will be in The Kitchen making Foster's Beer Bread. Don't worry you won't get drunk from eating this bread, well you shouldn't unless you use Stella Artois instead of Fosters as your chosen beer.
Beer Bread is buttery, chewy, and tastes like your favorite beer. The yeast in the beer interacts with the sugar to help the bread to rise and the baking powder gives the bread an additional boost to keep it from becoming dense.
IF YOU FANCY HAVING A GO YOURSELF HERE'S THE RECIPE
READY IN: 1 Hour 5 Mins
3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1⁄4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can beer (You can use any beer we opted for Fosters)
1⁄2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients and beer.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan.
- Pour melted butter over mixture.
- Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.
- This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.
- Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. Most people just scoop the 1 cup measure in the flour canister and level it off. That compacts the flour and will turn your bread into a "hard biscuit" as some have described. That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.
- You can make this recipe with non-alcoholic beverages instead of beer. But we highly recommend adding a packet of Dry Active Yeast or 2 teaspoons of Bread (Machine) Yeast so that you get a proper rise.
- The final result should be a thick, hearty and very tasteful bread.
NEED SOME INSPIRATION?
WATCH THE BOYS COOKING THIS TONIGHT AT 7PM ON THE KITCHEN FACEBOOK PAGE (CLICK THE LOGO BELOW)