Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A request and a prize

Erin asked about my recipe for Beer Bread. It is SO, SO easy!!
Here goes.
Mix together:
3 cups sifted flour ( at least spoon it into the measuring cup, if you're a 'scoop and dump' measurer like me- it may turn out like a rock!)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
Add into this 1 (12 oz) bottle/can beer
Put immediately into a greased loaf pan. It will be rising already!
Pour over the top 1/4 cup of melted butter and bake in a preheated 375 F oven for about an hour.  Check it as it gets close to the time, you don't want to overbake or it gets dry.

It's really kind of like a huge baking powder biscuit but it doesn't taste like it. So far I've added in shredded cheddar (about 1/2 cup- I didn't measure). On the list to try is finely chopped sauteed onion, hot peppers.  I'm thinking sun dried tomatoes would also be good... hmm, sun dried tomato/basil...   another one to add to the list to try.

And now, for the prize!
Many, many thanks go to LindaM at hello it's me for honoring me with an award.

The Liebster Blog award.  This award is designed to bring some recognition to small blogs and hopefully bring them more attention that they deserve.  It's even an easy one!  No embarrassing secrets or anything.  All I need to do is pass it on to at least 3 other blogs with under 200 followers.  Easy, peasy!  But that does mean that I have to make a decision.
Some small blogs of note that I follow- I'm actually going to award more than three:
Lisa at R & L's Homespun Life.  Lisa is an amazing woman who has recently started chemotherapy for an aggressive breast cancer.  She has such an amazing attitude that it humbles me.  She also writes about her family, garden and their efforts to simplify their lives.  Stop in to offer her some words of support. You won't be sorry. And I'll also mention that she lives not far from me.
meemsnyc at gardening in the boroughs of nyc is another fabulous small blogger.   She writes about her organic gardening adventures and living in New York City- well, in the boroughs.  Truly amazing.
Debbie at Happy Days is another wonderful blogger.  She is teaching herself to quilt and writes about her life, children, grandchildren and her new kitten.
Last but not least Akannie at Elegant Blessings writes quite eloquently about life in general.  A bit of gardening and a lot of wisdom.
If you haven't paid these lovely blogs a visit, please do so.  You won't be disappointed.


  1. I'll visit these blogs soon. I am always on the lookout for the unique.
    Your beer bread looks marvelous. I had a book that I lent out and never got back, that had a dried pepper yeast bread recipe in it. It used the dried red pepper chili flakes that we put on pizza. I think I'll try your bread recipe with that to see how it goes. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I am trying that bread this weekend, thanks for that recipe!

  3. Stopped by from Debbie's blog at Happy Days, thanks for the recipe, looks easy and yummy. One question though, is it possible to make it with non alcoholic beer? Let me know so I can try it.

    Have a great day!

  4. sunshine- I would think it would work with NA beer- I've never tried it. The alcohol bakes out anyway, but I think it's the acidity and carbonation that makes it work. I've heard of people using the NA or even sparkling fruit juice.

  5. (((HUGS))) Thank you for all the sweet words you wrote about me...Lisa


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