Lazy Irish Beer Bread
photo by Ms B.
- Ready In:
- Hand mix all ingredients only until well mixed (do not beat or use a mixer).
- Put mixture into a greased loaf pan.
- Preheat your oven to 375º F degrees.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
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Boy was this good. I used honey instead of flour, because it was beside me, the sugar wasn't. And I added a teaspoon of olive oil. It turned out very soft and light. I used Bud Ice in the bottle, and it came out very yeasty flavoured. If you don't like a strong beer flavour I would not suggest going darker. Also this tastes like yeast bread not a sweet quick bread. Had I not added the extra moisture with the honey and the oil, this probably would make a good sandwich bread. Update: After being refrigerated overnight it was denser, and would make a great sandwich bread.
We really liked this. I was originally starting out to make Beer Bread Recipe #73440, but there were a lot of complaints with that one being too heavy and too sweet; so after comparing other recipes to it, I decided to go with this one, which essentially adjusts those concerns - uses less flour, less sugar.<br/><br/>I didn't have self-rising flour, so I had to add 1 tsp of salt and 2.5 tsp baking powder. I sifted the flour directly into the measuring cup, so as to avoid it being packed at all; and the bread was light and fluffy, actually closer in texture to a yeast bread than a quick bread. <br/><br/>When adding the beer to the dry ingredients, the rising action began immediately; so I quickly stirred it just enough to get everything moistened. It was fun to watch, as the bread actually rose while the oven was preheating - would've risen further had I given it a few more minutes, which I will next time. <br/><br/>Bread was light textured inside, slightly crusty outside, about the same sweetness as any white bread (i.e. not noticeably sweet), smelled/tasted slightly of beer but so slightly that no one knew there was beer in it until I told them. <br/>It was a bit crumbly when cutting, difficult to get a a perfect slice; but that's the case with most of my breads :^) so that really wasn't an issue for us. I think we liked this bread at least as well as many homemade yeast breads - and given the level of effort involved, no contest. <br/><br/>Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/lazy-irish-beer-bread-14988#ixzz1HD0ITxVi
This was an easy-to-make and super delicious bread. I made this alongside Recipe #229170 tonight, and we couldn't decide which one we liked better. I made my own self-rising flour by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt per one cup all-purpose flour. I used an 11.2 oz. bottle of Guinness Draught, and the flavor of the beer really shined through-it was SO yummy. This is a great recipe. Thanks so much for posting it!
This is fast, fresh and so simple! I finally got around to making this and I'm happy I tried it. It was super quick and easy to produce such a tasty loaf of bread (who doesn't have 5 or 10 minutes for prep?). The crust was really good, and the inside was soft and flavourful. I made this exactly as directed with 2 1/2 cups of self-rising flour and 2 Tbsp. sugar blended together , then I added 1-1/2 cups of Guinness stout. With a silicone spatula, the batter came together in seconds and pulled cleanly away from the bowl. Even though it's a somewhat gooey batter, it was a nice clean job. It was transferred into a buttered, non-stick loaf pan and exactly 45 minutes later at 375F, I immediately spread some butter on top after taking out of the oven. It was perfection.I'm glad your Irish Grandmother was so lazy! Thanks so much for posting this keeper, Len.
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