Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cheddar Dill Beer Bread Recipe

Hi Chris, Here's the recipe you requested!!

I got it here

Farmgirl Susan's Beyond Easy Dill & Cheddar Beer Bread Recipe
Makes one 8-inch loaf

The optional egg glaze gives the top a beautiful, dark golden color. As always, I encourage you to seek out local and organic ingredients. They really do make a difference. ( I didn't do the egg wash, but will next time)

Basic Beer Bread Mix:
3 cups organic all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder (make sure it's fresh!)
1 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
12 ounces beer

Optional glaze: 1 egg & 2 teaspoons water, beaten

Heat the oven to 375°. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, dill, and cheddar in a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the beer and mix just until combined. The batter will be thick.

Spread in a greased 8-inch loaf pan, brush with the egg glaze if desired, and bake until golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool 10 more minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Flavor Variations (also see the comments section at the end of this post for lots more beer bread flavor inspiration):

Garlic & Herb: Add 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, and 2 minced garlic cloves (or 1 teaspoon garlic flakes) to the basic mix. For fresh herbs, use 1 chopped Tablespoon of each.

Dill & Chive: Add 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried dill) and 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives to the basic mix.

Rosemary & Feta (courtesy of my bread baking buddy, Beth—see her recipe, which includes metric measurements, here): Add 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary and 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces) to the basic mix.

Italian: Add 1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano (or 1 Tablespoon each chopped fresh basil and oregano), 2 minced cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan or romano cheese to the basic mix.

Other Additions: Any dried or fresh herbs; 1/2 cup freshly grated asiago (or other hard cheese); 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped scallions; 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or 1/2 cup oats in place of 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. Or practically anything else you can think of—just use your imagination.

Still hungry? You'll find links to all of my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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out of focus Carolina jasmine

Cheddar Dill Beer bread

Bird on fence

New design purse

Inside of new design purse

Bri co-worker, last day is Friday :(

Boy Quilt done!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

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New to me out door couch!! Totally loving it!!  There is a matching love seat too!! I love curb alerts!!

I made 12 wallets!! YAY!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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Used up the rest of the wonton wrappers & made crab rangoon's!! NOM

Made homemade HOT enchilada  sauce

used it make chicken enchiladas's Yummy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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LOL I have gotten so far behind!!!
So trying to catch up a bit!!
Roommate upgraded my washer! NICE!!

Free firewood! YAY!

Free couch & love seat!!

Honey Lime Chicken

Pesto Chicken

Spaghetti Sauce

Lebanese Chicken, this was really good!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

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LOL I was playing around at work with the plants. I took these with my phone from underneath. I thought they came out kinda cool!!

Money Tree

I don't know the real name for this one but we call it Harry!

Monday, February 6, 2012

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So it was Super Bowl Sunday yesterday. So I made Shrimp Rangoon's, they got a bit too done. So I will not bake them for the full 20 minutes next time. But the flavor was delicious!!! I tried it with different dipping sauces!

Than I tried a new recipe for buffalo wings!! NOM!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Was a rainy morning, than the sun came out!! YAY
So I was walking around in the back again & I see red berries on my holly bush. It has never had berries before.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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The weather here has been crazy!!! So while out back I noticed an azalea blooming??