Monday, February 27, 2012

The Daring Bakers' February, 2012 Challenge: Quick! Gimme a Flavor!

Beer Cheese Bread
The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.

Check out the post HERE

I decided to go with a Beer Bread recipe because ever since I've heard of beer bread, I've been obsessed with making some and never really had a valid excuse to whip some up until now.

Beer Cheese Bread

1/4 cup Onion Bacon Marmalade
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced  
13 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 cups)  
3 tablespoons sugar 
1 tablespoon baking powder  
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese 
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (12-ounce) bottle lager-style beer (such as Budweiser) 
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 375°

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; make a well in center of mixture. Add onion bacon marmalade, garlic, cheese, and beer to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Can't be beer bread without the beer!
Ready for the oven
 3. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 60 minutes or until deep golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Topped with leftover BBQ Pulled Pork for dinner


  1. Oh, I bet the beer bread was really good with that pork on top. Yum!

  2. Just what I was thinking - beer and cheese bread with BBQ pork sounds awesome!

  3. This bread looks awesome with yellow specks of cheddar...Is it cheddar? I have to make it too. Thanks for the idea!


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