Baking bread at home sounds good in theory – that delicious smell! – but in practice, it can be enough of a pain to make you not even consider doing it. Kneading? Letting it rise? Meh. I’d rather be running.
This recipe, however, is so, so, so easy. There is no yeast. There is no kneading, or even mixing with a mixer. There is no letting it rise. There is only, “Mix these five ingredients together and bake.” Seriously!
I got this recipe from my friend Erin, a homesteading-type who hates to waste anything. People have a habit of bringing their unwanted beer to her house for parties and abandoning it in her fridge, so she’s taken to baking this regularly to clear things out. I used a pilsner, but it’s worked for her with all kinds of beers, including more flavourful ones.
Depending on what you use, your bread may taste like there’s beer in it. If you’re opposed to that, I’d imagine any of the lite beers wouldn’t lend it much of a taste, since they don’t have much taste to lend in the first place.
If you try it, let me know what beer you used and how it worked out in the comments!
Easy Beer Bread
What you’ll need:
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 355mL beer
How to make it:
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Mix together all the ingredients, then pour into a greased loaf pan. (I used butter.) Bake for 55 minutes.