CHEDDAR BEER BREAD

I know I probably say things like this all of the time, but this is far and away the best and easiest thing I've ever made. Bold claim, but I don't care. It's insane good.

Cheddar Beer Bread via hunt-and-harvest.com

Imagine a cross between an asiago cheese bagel and a biscuit and a beer. The crunchy outside texture is absolutely unreal. While amazing as just a snack, this is even better topped with a fried egg and maybe some sautéed greens if you're feeling fancy.

Cheddar Beer Bread via hunt-and-harvest.com

WHAT YOU NEED:

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

6 ounce cheddar cheese, grated*

12 ounce can or bottle of beer**

6 tablespoons butter, melted

*Since this recipe is so simple, you want to aim for quality cheese. I used Trader Joe's Unexpected Cheddar and it was perfect. White cheddar is slightly preferable and you want something with a little bit of bite if you're into sharp.

**The stronger your beer is, the stronger the beer flavor. I used Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold and it was a good balance of light and beer-y. Use whatever you've got on hand.

HOW TO:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan (or similar) with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in cheese and beer. Spoon into prepared pan. Pour melted butter over top. 
  3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until golden brown and set in the middle. Let cool in pan before slicing.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is