Thursday, August 26, 2010

Share a Spoon - Basic Beer Cheese Bread

I really couldn't choose between a sweet and a savory bread from Maurnie.  I mean really.  Bread is bread is bread.  I love it all.

So here is the second entry for the day.

Basic Beer-Cheese Bread

 1 TBSP olive oil
½   cup finely chopped onion (I use yellow)
¼   tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 TBSP sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (I have also used sharp cheddar and gruyere)
1 12 oz bottle lager-style beer (such as Bud)
2 TBSP melted butter, divided
Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375
Heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion and sauté until browned slightly.  Stir in pepper and garlic, cook for 1 minute.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl.  Stirring with whisk make a well in the center of dry mixture.  Add onion mixture, cheese and beer for dry mixture, stirring until just moist.
 Spoon batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.  

Drizzle 1 TBSP butter over batter.  Bake at 375 for 35 mins.  Drizzle remaining 1 TBSP butter over batter and bake an additional 20-25 minus until a deep golden brown and a test inserted into center comes out clean. 
Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing.

Again, special thanks to Maurnie Braund for sharing not one, but two recipes for my favorite thing in the world!  I am seriously gonna hop the border and head on up to Canada to eat at her table.

Kidding.  I have a passport!  No need to HOP the border.  Geez people calm down!



Anonymous said...

Oooooh yum!

Buffee said...

My sweetheart and MIL would love this! I'll have to show this one to the MIL and let her make it! HA!

Mo 'Betta said...

YUM, love cheese bread, love beer bread - I hadn't thought of combining them!