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beer bread

In recipe on September 13, 2011 at 11:33 pm

since we are living like college students now and always have way too much beer around, when i read this bittman recipe, i was intrigued. of course, also since we are living like college students, it wasn’t doppelbock hanging around in my fridge. in fact, you’re lucky it wasn’t PBR.

i ended up with magic hat, and – love it or hate it – the recipe came out just fine. i really loved what mr. bittman loved about it, too: “both the ridiculously easy method (stir, pour, bake) and the finished loaf’s tender crumb and warm, yeasty flavor. (yeast bread with no yeast. interesting.)”

[the entire article is actually very interesting… all about cooking with beer. check it out.]

so anyway, it’s literally like two steps. mix the flours, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt…

[note from the test kitchen: i recommend using less salt than called for.]

then add olive oil and a bottle of beer.

pour into pan:

bake.

ta da!

plus it makes the house smell amazing!!

in a creepy way, i enjoyed it the most schmeared with nutella. don’t ask… something about the sweet-savory mix that does it for me.

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