When I originally tagged this recipe and saved it to make, I read the original blog post from my absolute favorite blogger (Jessica @ How Sweet It Is ). The recipe comes with a warning, to sum it up: If you’re going to make this bread, just know you’re also going to eat the entire crunchy topping yourself. It’s impossible to share. It’s just so crunchy and buttery and delicious!
I decided to give it a whirl and planned to serve the bread along with a batch of chili for the week. I could just set myself up and cut the bread ahead of time so I would split it between Dave and I, each of us having enough for the week.
But then something happened- the bread came out of the oven and as it was cooling, I couldn’t help but to try a little snitch off the corner. That would be all I’d taste. Until I tasted it. Holy moly, is this stuff good! Jessica was not lying. This was the start to the end of me.
I was sneaky enough to thinly slice off the crusty end of one side of the loaf so Dave wouldn’t notice, and devoured every last crumb while cooking the chili. So. Freakin’. Good.
Crunchy crusty delicious bread
Now, I’m sharing with you, because I mean, who doesn’t want to eat an entire loaf of cheesy beer bread? I know I did! I also have to mention that this recipe only takes SIX basic ingredients. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
The bread was perfect for a bowl of chili, or if you check out Jess’s post, she makes a homemade apple compound butter to slather ontop that looks divine. And, as I mentioned earlier, you could totally just gobble it up warm out of the oven… ENJOY!
White Cheddar Beer Bread
Recipe slightly adapted from: How Good It Is Blog
3 cups All Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
6oz White Cheddar Cheese, freshly grated
12oz Beer, any beer! (the more flavor the better!)
6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir. Mix in the grated cheddar and pour the beer in until a thick batter comes together. It will be very thick! Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Pour the melted butter right on top.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and set in the middle. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
3. Bake Over a large bowl, sift together the all-purpose and whole wheat flours. Stir in the baking powder and the salt. Stir in the grated white cheddar. Pour in the beer and stir until a batter forms. It will be thick. Spoon the batter in the greased loaf pan. Pour the melted butter over top. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and set in the middle. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for about 30 minutes.
Take a second to check out a few of my other favorite quick breads!
I suppose the melted butter helps :)
Eat it plain, or even with chili like we did :)