Buttery Beer Bread

I made this to go along with our Pearl Barley Minestrone and it was perfection! When it first comes out of the oven the top is crunchy and the middle is soft. As the bread sits it softens up and becomes less crusty.

 

Buttery Honey Beer Bread
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup bread flour
  3. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 3 tablespoons honey
  7. 1 bottle (12 ounce) your favorite beer (use a lighter ale - I used Blue Moon Belgian White)
  8. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with baker's joy or butter. Set aside.
  2. In a mixer, blend together both kinds of flour, the sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the honey and beer and mix on medium until just combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan, it will be very sticky. Evenly pour half the melted butter over the top of the batter.
  3. Transfer the pan to the oven and place a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch any butter that may drip from the pan. Bake for 50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean and the top is golden brown. Brush the other half of the melted butter over the top of the bread after you've pulled it from the oven.
Adapted from cookiemonstercooking.com
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