Can I just tell you that whenever I see easy, breezy bread I get a little nervous? Rightfully so, as yeast and certain ingredients do need special time to mature. DON’T we all to become better humanoids or in the case for bread, mouth watering quick and easy shouldn’t be in the same sentence. All fun aside, while wanting to make some bread but being really short on time, decided to tempt the beer bread loaf that was circling round the bake sites. So many articles on how Deeeelicious it was and Eeeeeasy. So I went for it. And honestly, just not impressed. I did a cheesy beer bread I found on Tastespotting.com (there were many which made me think I had a chance) and have to say that I was definitely disappointed. Looks great, but all that glitters is not gold…..don’t ya know! Truths out. If we are adding thyme and rosemary of which are not fresh, this already doesn’t sound like it is going to stand a chance at being savory. But I will just put my humble opinion out there and say, have a go and let me know what you think. It was definitely quick and easy. If you don’t have the time, I think bakery Artisan bread is the only way to go. Especially if you have a fabulous soup that you want to pair it with. It’s that golden rule; great couples make great lives (meals) together! ;-)
Here is the recipe below, and I would tinker it a bit or just start by using fresh herbs versus dried herbs. But if you are not willing to be adventurous, I would definitely recommend the beer biscuits in a previous blog.
Heat oven to 375˚ and grease a bread pan.
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 t baking soda
3/4 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
3/4 cup of cheese
1 t rosemary
1 t thyme
1/4 cup olive oil (you could use butter)
2-3 T of water if necessary
Combine all ingredients with the beer being the last. Bake for 50-55 minutes. PS I dotted with butter and sprinkled with cheese after being in the oven for 25 minutes.
Such a busy morning and was in such a rush (gee how unusual), stayed in my park gear and forgot to put on my Paris Mini….but boy the soup was divine!
Bon Appetit my friends.