Recipe by Mark
"This bread is the best when baked in a black cast iron pan. Once the bread is in the oven, start 'cookin down' those collard greens, black eyed peas and hawg jaws. It's a New Years tradition. It'll change your luck !!!"
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dried dill, or to taste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
beer, room temperature
cubed Cheddar cheese, or to taste
This was a good, hearty bread. If you do not have self-rising flour, you can add 2 tsp baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt to regular flour. I do not have a cast iron skillet, so I just made this in an 8x8 metal baking dish. I couldn't really taste the cheese or the dill - this bread doesn't have strong flavors. But served with honey it was still darn good!
Top is very hard. I thought the bread would be dry. Actually, the bread was moist and had wonderful flavor. This is a very dense heavy bread. Not a pretty piece but very tasty for a home meal.
Pretty good, super easy, it was a little bland for my taste, i would have liked it with a little garlic and spices. Also, mine did not rise very high. Overall it was good.
For a bread that is made without yeast, this bread is amazingly like a yeast bread. It was like a cross between a cheese biscuit and yeast bread, with a nice crunchy crust. The only changes I made were to leave out the onion powder and to use 1/2 cup shredded cheese instead of cubed. I drizzled the batter with 2 tablespoons melted butter mixed with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and let the dough sit in the pan for about 15 minutes prior to baking. I used JW Dundee's Honey Brown lager. Very nice and quick change of pace!
This has a good flavor, but the texture leaves a lot to be desired. Because of being cooked in a cast iron skillet, not only is there a bottom crust (good) but the top of this bread is hard and crunchy also due to the nature of beer bread, and that's not so good. I even buttered the top of my bread with melted butter before baking, and still wound up with a hard (though tasty) crust. I did like the addition of dill, because I'm always looking for an excuse to use more of that, but overall, cook this one in a standard loaf pan, so that there's less surface area of the hard top crust to contend with. (It'll fit.) The cheese was lost in this recipe; you need to either add more, use a harder cheese, or omit it and serve slices of cheese on the side, because 4 oz. cubed cannot be tasted in the end product (and adds another dimension to the whole chewy-crunchy-edges thing on all sides). Thanks, Mark, for a tasty beer bread that I can easily adjust to be perfect for my family's tastes!
Hey Bubba, This recipe must be for yankees cause southerners eat "hog Jowls."
Good! Like Grannyloohoo I put butter on top of mine. The top is still super crunchy which I don't like that much. I added granulated garlic. I like the cheese in chunks. Used a good amber ale. Really easy. Thanks!
I made my own self rising flour. This needed four more ounces of beer than what was called for. I melted 1/4 cup of butter and poured it over the top before baking. This took just over an hour to bake IN A GLASS PYREX BREAD PAN. This was just okay. Two of us loved it, the other two didn't care for it. My oldest said it needed more cheese. NOTE: If you bake this with the butter on top, make sure you put a pan underneath to catch the drips from the pan. Otherwise, you'll have one heck of a mess on your hands. Trust me.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bubba's Beer Bread
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 46
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