Recipe by Toby Jermain
I can't remember where I got this recipe, but I have had it for a long time, and the bread is especially good for a quick-bread. I normally just do yeast-breads.
- 3 cups unbleached flour (or replace up to half with whole wheat flour)
- 3 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 12 ounces beer, preferably a medium-amber ale or 12 ounces dark beer, room temperature (See comments)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degF.
- Spray a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
- Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Add the beer all at once, and mix by hand until just combined.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
- Good Luck!
- This stuff can be real gooey; smooth it out as best you can, and slam the pan down on the counter two or three times to smooth out the batter.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- The recipe also says that the top should be light golden, but do not count on this.
- After cooking, this bread may still look kind of anemic, real pale, kinda raw!
- Especially if you are using a light colored beer!
- BUT, if the toothpick says it's done, it's really done!
- Turn out onto a rack to cool.
- Eat it as soon as it is cool enough to touch, or let it cool to room temperature and wrap to eat a little later, or wrap real good and freeze for up to a month.
- If refrigerated or frozen, bring to room temperature or warm before serving.
- It's great fresh from the oven, and it makes wonderful toast.
- Notes& Comments:.
- *This recipe makes an extremely dense, heavy bread with a crunchy crust.
- It's great!
- I like it as is!
- But, as noted above, it does look a little anemic.
- *You might want to replace up to half of the white flour with whole-wheat flour to darken the loaf.
- Also, a darker beer will make a darker loaf.
- Works great with Guinness!
- *You might also want to experiment with other beers, for different flavors and different degrees of richness.
- Obviously, the only ingredient in this recipe that will change the overall flavor is the beer.
- *We have also doubled the recipe, using 1 bottle of Guinness and 1 bottle of Bass, with 4 cups unbleached flour and 2 cup whole wheat flour; obviously this makes 2 loaves.