Something from my list this year? Bake something new!
So what is beer bread? Well, quite simply, it is flour, beer and sugar. No joke. And it comes out beautifully. Check me out - I'm a professional baker, guys:
It really couldn't be easier. Except that it could. Because if you give Boardwalk Food Co. a little but of dough, they send you a box of dough. Simply add your favorite beer (or, in fact, any carbonated beverage will do), mix it up, add some melted butter - poof! A beautiful loaf of bread.
Mine is lemon poppy-seed and warmed up a little with some butter on it, it was absolutely DELICIOUS. And what beer did I use? The only one I had - an apple cider.
There's an "original" mix but I wanted to try something with a little more flavor. And the poppy-seeds presented a challenge. If you don't mix it well, those things will go everywhere. You can also try rosemary sea salt or their cornbread beer bread. And please do -- let me know how they turn out.
They're only $7.99 each! And for my readers, if you use the code COFG25OFF, they're just $5.99 each so how can you beat that?!
One more thing -- I've been asked by a few people who saw on Instagram and Twitter when I was baking -- most of the actual alcohol burns off in the baking process. Any that's left is minuscule and distributed evenly throughout the loaf. It's totally kid-safe. But like I said, any carbonated beverage works. Use a club soda if it makes you feel a little safer. If you use a lemon lime soda like Sprite, it will even be a little sweeter.