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Aniki's picture

Forn is a combination of 'food' and 'p0rn'. 

Let's talk Fall comfort food! Soup, chili, stew, bread, biscuits, muffins... nom nom nom!

I recently discovered beer bread. I'd had it once years ago, but it was a box mix (just add a beer). This recipe is quick and easy (queasy?) and I'm ready to experiment with seasonings and herbs. Maybe even use a fruit beer to make it sweet. Here you go...

 

BEER BREAD

  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (12 oz) beer, room temp
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients and beer. ( I sift all dry ingredients together.)

Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Pour melted butter over mixture.

Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

NOTES: This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.

 

Wishing you a stress-free and enjoyable weekend!

Comments

Gimlet's picture

Hot damn, I could sub vegan butter on this one.  Won't taste quite as good but also won't have tummy troubles, woooo! 

Beer for breakfast is on the menu Smile

I will have to be careful, though, this is dangerous to have in the house. 

Aniki's picture

I'm making a garlic herb version this weekend. DH is giving me the hairy eyeball and the "I'll try it but...." attitude. More for me!

Kitten Whiskers's picture

Try baking some skinless chicken breasts after you season them to your liking.  (I like garlic and paprika.)  Bake under tinfoil till tender and cooked thru.  About an hour.  Remove from oven and heap on sharp cheddar cheese.  Loosely cover with the tinfoil to help the cheese melt - about 7 to 10 minutes.  Serve with a side of wild rice or scalloped potatoes.  The breasts make a look of juice that goes especially well over wild rice.  Easy quick dinner, and reheats beautifully.

Aniki's picture

Try chicken breasts with 2-3 spinach leaves, 1-2 slices of roma tomatoes, and provolone cheese. Mmmmmmm.....

Merry's picture

Lucky me, I just got a new mixer that I intend to inaugurate this weekend. Beer bread it is! And I have lots of lemons and limes in the fridge that I NEED to use, so maybe citrus bars or cookies too.

Cannot wait. If I weren't so damn busy at work I'd be home this afternoon baking.

Gimlet's picture

I am patiently waiting for my invitation to your house. 

I'll bring the rest of the ingredients for a French 75.

Merry's picture

One of my favs! But go easy on the simple syrup. Do you use gin or cognac? I haven't had it with cognac because I always forget when I order one.

Gimlet's picture

Very easy on the simple.  I do not like sweet drinks and I love the taste of the gin coming through. 

What's your gin preference?

Gin all the way, have not tried the cognac version either. 

Merry's picture

My favorite gin is whatever somebody pours for me. I think I have some Tanqueray at home now.

Cover1W's picture

I like gin!  I'm not a hard alchohol drinker but love a good gin based drink.  I like small batch local producers, something with some herbal notes.  Oh, dang, I might get me some for the upcoming holidays.

Aniki's picture

Sweet! You won't need your mixer for the beer bread - a wooden spoon will do.

I luuuuuuurv me some citrus cookies!!! *yahoo*

TheAccidentalSM's picture

The beer bread looks amazing and so easy.  I'm salivating.

 

Cover1W's picture

I've been craving good food but since YSD is here and I refuse to cook I'm deprived. I don't know what DH is going to do this weekend because he hasn't been to the store, and the fridge is nearly empty (literally).  I'm going to pick up something quick tonight on my way home because *I* want a normal good meal.

Tomorrow I'm taking the car to visit a friend and I don't know how he's going to go shopping.

He made a comment last night on the emptiness of the fridge and lack of things to cook...."Yeah, sweetie, it's amazing what happens when I don't go to the store every week like I used to." He was like, "Yeah, funny!" But I could see he didn't get it. 

I am going to make a good cocoa for lunch - from scratch.

Kitten Whiskers's picture

I've become a big fan of Instacart.  I'm happy to pay someone to do my grocery shopping for me, and deliver it to my door.  

Cover1W's picture

We live in an area with NO grocery delivery options.  I love where we live, but this is hard.  We rely on Amazon for other things a lot more since we limit our trips out.

Aniki's picture

Cover, when I disengaged and left skid meals to DH, they ate a lot of pizza and frozen foods because DH hates to cook. And I always made a solo meal of deliciousness. (Enjoy that crappy freezer meal while I whip up some Shrimp Scampi or steak!)

Maybe your DH and SD will create something absolutely scrumptious with odds and ends!!! (Why, no, I am NOT laughing!)

advice.only2's picture

There are some really good hints and tips in here I will be putting to use.
I admit I jumped on the sourdough band wagon and my starter is actually ready to use, so I will be attempting that this weekend. I am excited because I love me some good sourdough.

Cover1W's picture

I have a super duper easy no knead whole wheat (100%) bread recipe if anyone wants it.  The trick is to properly activate the yeast and do not try this bread in too cold of a house.

Steppedonnomore's picture

I love FORN FRIDAYS.  That bread sounds delicious.  In addition to sharp cheddar, I might try adding some bacon.