First off, apologies for the delay on this one. I think I’ve mentioned this recipe a couple different times on my blog and am JUST NOW getting around to posting it. I know I’ve mentioned it to anyone who will listen, because it really is the easiest bread recipe on the planet.
It is a very versatile recipe, so stay tuned: I’ll give you some ideas at the end of this post.
You may have noticed in my other recipe posts that I don’t follow directions well. Ok, ok, I don’t follow them at all. My actions in the kitchen are more or less an interpretive dance with random glances towards my recipe cards or smartphone screen. So here goes my version…
3 cups organic wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cane sugar (depending on my add-ins, I may increase this to 1/2 cup)
1 12-oz can of beer (I prefer the flavor of the cheaper ones and tend to stick with American lagers)*
Preheat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients in order listed, stirring the concoction after each one. Pour into a greased loaf pan. (Pour melted butter over mixture.)** Bake 1 hour, remove from pan onto rack, and let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
Not that many ingredients, mix ’em together, stick them in the oven at 375 for 1 hour, and ta-dah! Bread does not get any easier than this, folks.
Mix It Up
There are so many ways to change up this recipe by adding different things. My favorites:
- Shredded cheddar
- Cheddar cubes and diced jalapenos
- Cinnamon and sugar in softened butter, swirled in
- Julienne apples and cheddar cheese
- Did I mention cheese?
- Apples and raisins (soaked in warm water first)
- And of course you can experiment with beer types
Have fun and ENJOY!
**I almost never pour butter over the top. I don’t see why I would. I have plenty of flavor without it and browns quite nicely anyway.