Friday, January 21, 2011

Grandma's Favorites: Pat's Beer bread

Pat’s Beer Bread

3 Cups Flour
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
½ tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
12 oz Light Beer
1 Cup Rolled Oats (optional)
½ Cup Chopped Almonds/sunflower seed mix (optional)
8 TBS Melted Butter

preheat oven tp 375. Butter bottom and sides of 9 x 5 bread pan. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the beer and mix well. If using the rolled oats, soak in beer for 10 min before adding them to mixture. Add the almonds and sunflower seeds at this time as well. Dough will be thick and Lumpy. Spread into pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and spread melted butter on top, return to oven and back for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, cool in pan for 10 min, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Freezes great and is great as toast.

Other options: try using a cup of your favorite cheese.

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