My daughter informed me you can make this bread from
a mix. Yes, but this bread you make yourself…that's the
idea. It's easy and it tastes very good. I added cheddar
cheese this time and liked the addition. I just think it's fun
to make a bread around St. Patrick's Day. Just a reminder,
I do have a couple of easy bread recipes on previous posts.
3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups of any beer (can be cold)
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 cup of freshly grated cheddar cheese (use bagged if you must)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray just the sides of a 9x5 loaf pan with PAM.
Pour a 1/4 cup of the melted butter into bottom of loaf pan.
In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder,
sugar and salt. Take a whisk or fork and stir.
Add the cheese and stir lightly.
Add half the beer and stir mixture to incorporate, then
the other 1/2. Using a wooden spoon works well. Don't
overmix! Just get everything wet. Dough will be sticky.
Put dough into pan.
Pour the other 1/4 cup of butter on top of dough.
Bake for 50 minutes, take out and cool on a rack.
Remove from pan after 10 minutes, then cool completely.
Slice a wide portion, easier.
Wrap left over in foil.
Delicious with butter spread or fig jam, apple butter,
adapted from epicurious.com