Ok, this is a specific recipe ... but is also a method. The flour beer and sugar are consistent ... everything else is extra.
Here are some of my favorites and you can really do what you like. Dried vs fresh herbs are best, not too many "wet" ingredients; such as olives, onions, sundried tomatoes, etc., and if you add cheese, no more than 1 cup.
- Chile beer at any specialty liquor store, monterey jack cheese and cilantro
- Pumpkin beer, yes in the fall, pecans, rosemary, and swiss cheese
- Any good dark like Amberbock, apples, dried cranberries and gruyere
- Honey wheat, caramelized onion, cheddar, and thyme
- Light beer, green chilies, jalapeno jack and cilantro
- Red berry or any berry beer, walnuts and provolone with cinnimon
- Any dark beer, raisins, cranberries, cinnimon and brown sugar vs white
- Bock beer, sundried tomatoes, olives and oregano
- Maple or pumpkin beer, cinnimon, raisins, pecans and dried apples
I have used bacon bits and cheddar; all herbs; or just cheese. Endless combinations. But this is a favorite for breakfast or even a late night snack with cream cheese.
Many of these are available year round at most larger liquor stores any many of the beers are available during seasons, like the Pumpkin and Maple available during the Fall and Winter months. A hearth Bock for some brewers is available in winter and it is good with Mediterranean flavors.
Now this is the basic recipe ...
12 oz beer (I use a standard bottle with is 12 oz)
3 cups flour self rising, sifted (sifted is important), if not using self rising, use all purpose, but add 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
However below is my updated recipe for the maple walnut.