Quick Bread – Beer Bread

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I tried quite a bit but could not get a yeast bread with Q or maybe I didn’t look hard enough. So I decided to do a bit of ‘jugaad’ / compromise and do a Quick Bread from Q.

Quick bread is any bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast or eggs. They can be prepared quickly without requiring the time-consuming skilled labor and the climate control needed for traditional yeast breads. Quick breads include many cakes, brownies and cookies—as well as banana bread, beer bread, biscuits, cornbread, muffins, pancakes, scones, and soda bread.

Since I have done quite a few quick breads in the past like banana bread, muffins, pancakes, etc. I wanted something a little different. Coincidentally the husband had to make a sudden business trip to Mumbai and my brother is forever asking me to send him some breads. Since the husband had to travel right on time for my brother’s birthday, I simply had to send him a loaf. Due to lack of time, I figured the quick bread would be the best option to send my brother a loaf plus cross off an item on my mega marathon list. That is when I came across the beer and cheese bread. Voila! That would be perfect for my beer loving brother and finally may entice my husband to like bread too!

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Country – USA

Makes one 8″ loaf

Recipe adapted from here

WHAT WE NEED

All purpose flour                   1 cup

Baking powder                       1 tsp

Salt                                            1/4 tsp heaped

Garlic powder                         1/2 tsp

Sugar                                         2 tsp

Cheddar cheese, grated         1/2 cup

Beer                                           120 ml

 

WHAT TO DO

  • Preheat the oven to 175C
  • Grease a loaf pan well
  • Mix all the ingredients, except beer in a large bowl
  • Add the beer and mix to combine
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan
  • Bake for 40 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes
  • Unmould and cool for 10 minutes before slicing
  • Enjoy!

 

NOTES

  1. You will enjoy the bread only if you are a beer lover, else you will find it a little bitter
  2. I used Hieneken beer. You can use any brand you like
  3. I wanted a golden brown top and so I ‘broiled’ it for 2 minutes at the end just for the colour

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This is my post for the mega marathon under the letter ‘Q’.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. sweetnams says:

    I made a Quick bread too, they really are quick and easy. Beer & cheese, yum! Your brother must have been thrilled with this one. I made Achari Beer Bread years ago, the pickle adds an interesting kick to it.

  2. Interesting to make bread using beer , and the bread is very well flavoured . Happy Birthday to your brother , he got a lovely gift , beautiful loaf !

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Happy birthday to your brother, and am sure this bread will definitely makes him happy. QUick bread rocks.

  4. wow that’s one special birthday gift and hope your brother had a great birthday. This bread with beer sounds awesome.

  5. Wow! A beer bread as a birthday gift? I am sure your brother had a great birthday!

  6. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Hope your brother enjoyed this bread…the outer texture looks fantastic, hope you asked your brother to click a slice..:)

  7. Pavani says:

    I have seen so many beer breads, but I’m skeptical how they would taste. Does the beer taste come through or does it evaporate during baking? I would love to try this for sure some time.

  8. I have not tasted beer bread but have been eager to taste some just to get an idea how it would taste. Quick breads are a pleasure and works perfect for a quick dinner with some soup. Is your husband convinced enough with the breads 🙂

  9. I have never used beer in bread. This quick bread looks interesting.

  10. Lovely gift for your brother’s birthday!! I wish to try this out.. It looks awesome!!

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