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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Country Herb Beer Bread


I haven't posted a recipe using my Baking Mix in awhile. The Baking Mix is so versatile, you can use it for everything from Monster Cookies (my new favorite cookie!) to Buttermilk Biscuits to a Cobbler Topping  to Cheesy Biscuit Sticks and don't miss the Onion Caraway Rye Beer Bread recipe! If you do a "search" for Baking Mix at the top of the blog you will find even more recipes! :)

I love making beer breads, they go together very quickly and you can get a wonderful loaf of homemade bread on the table in under an hour! This isn't your standard beer bread with cheese, this one has cornmeal, oregano, thyme and basil in it. If by chance you have any left over, it toasts up nicely and also makes wonderful croutons! I use a light tasting beer when I make this beer bread, I don't want the flavor of the beer to overpower the herbs. You can also use unflavored seltzer water if you don't want to use beer.

Country Herb Beer Bread

3 cups Baking Mix
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
12 ounces beer
1 egg

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.


Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.


Add beer and egg; beat vigorously. The batter will be "shaggy."


Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm.


I'm linking up with The Country Homemaker Hop hosted by Heidi at My Simple Country Living. Check out all the entries for this week! :)

12 comments:

Teresa said...

This is a really unique recipe. I bet it is good.

Candy C. said...

Teresa,
It is really good and the cornmeal adds a little something extra! :)

Michelle said...

Can I use a wheat ale for this bread? That all I have in the frig.

LindaG said...

Thanks for the recipe and the tip (i.e. seltzer if you don't drink beer). :)

Candy C. said...

Michelle,
Yep, a wheat ale sounds like it would be good too! :)

LindaG,
You are welcome!

Greenacresmama said...

This looks delicious! How do you think your baking mix and recipes would work with freshly ground whole wheat flour?

Thanks for stopping by Green Acres, BTW!

Candy C. said...

Greenacresmama,
I would try half and half first. I have never had the opportunity (or privilege!) to work with freshly ground whole wheat flour but I have heard that you might have to tweak recipes a bit. Let me know if you try it! :)

Jennifer said...

Yum

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This looks fabulous and so easy to make, Candy! :)

Candy C. said...

Jennifer,
Thanks!

Nancy,
It is very easy, one of the reasons I like it at the end of a hard day! :)

Heidi said...

wow Candy,
That looks yummy and savory. I am going to use up a bit of my baking mix I got from you a while back to make a loaf. DO you think it would do okay if I slice and slightly grill it and drizzle with tomatoes, basil, and a sweet balsamic vinaigrette? Like bruschetta.

Candy C. said...

Heidi,
Yes, I think it would be REALLY, REALLY good! YUM!!