ok so i’m like a nervous little puppy right now… why? seriously? because my tigers play tonight for it all and it’s a HUGE game. how anxious am i right now you ask? well nervous enough that i can’t seem to type well… point in fact… i typed seriously like 5 times before i could get it right. oh and i’m hitting the backspace for just about every letter that i type…
so what am i going to do right now while i wait for kick off? i’m going to blog and tell you all about this wonderous honey beer bread.
you think i should be watching espn and the pregame?
i think you want to kill me.
for reals. 🙂
i couldn’t take it at the moment.
i have avoided all game for the past month and i’m not going to start listening to it now when it seriously might cause a heartattack…
so back to this beer bread.
which i find an appropriate topic since watching football usually involves drinking beer.
ok so the bread… here’s the thing. making bread makes me nervous. but not this kind of bread. this is like making bread, the light version. not healthy light but as in there is no yeast. and that’s what makes me nervous… what if i kill the stupid little yeast things? what if my bread doesn’t rise? what if i don’t knead it properly? yada yada yada… well this honey beer bread is a mix everything together and since beer has yeast in it, everyone is happy. and it works out deliciously. this bread would be an awesome sandwich bread but it was awesome as a slice of toast for breakfast… or after coming home from the bar. just saying.
honey beer bread
- 3 c flour
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbs honey or agave nectar
- 1 bottle beer
- 4 tbs (1/2 stick) butter, melted – you can use more if you want… i did.
- preheat the oven to 350F. spray a 9×5 bread loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (and yes, i would use a wooden spoon if you have it. i don’t know what it is about the wooden spoonness of it all but it really does work better than a spatula or something…)
- pour half the butter into the pan and then spoon the dough on top. pour the other half of the butter on top.
- bake for 50-60 minutes until light golden brown. serve warm…
like i said… the bread makes an excellent slice of toast for breakfast, especially if you drizzle some extra honey on it… ali over at gimme some oven (where i got the recipe from) recommends adding some cheese to make it a cheesy beer bread and i think that sounds amazing…. next time.
now nothing can keep my mind off the game… time to have several heart attacks…