Cookie Monster Cooking and this tempting looking bread with the crunchy top. I couldn't help myself and I rationalized that, I love beer battered onion rings so maybe I'll like this, too. Yes, I know the onion rings are deep fried, don't mess with my warped train of thought here.
Although Brian is not a big beer drinker, he does like an occasional cold brew so I knew he wouldn't object to the flavor. So, did I learn to love beer? Um, no, but Brian liked it. He said it tasted like a good beer bread. I'd hoped that baking would tame the beer flavor quite a bit more than it did but that doesn't change the fact that this was a good recipe. If you don't object to beer, you will absolutely like this bread. In the end, between the beer and the honey, the bread is distinctly bittersweet. And that, I thought, was actually the perfect type of recipe for this event. Enjoy and see below for links to the rest of the great recipes from the other participants and details on entering the givaway.
(Slightly adapted from Cookie Monster Cooking)
3 Cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons salt
3 Tablespoons honey
1 bottle (12 oz.) of your favorite beer
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 Cup honey
Dash of salt, to taste
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the honey and beer and whisk just until everything is combined. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan and our the melted butter over the top. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 50 - 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool slightly before removing from the pan. Makes approximately 10 servings.
To make the honey butter, combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Spread on the sliced bread for a wonderful afternoon snack.
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Enter for your chance to Win an Artisan® Series KitchenAid® Stand Mixer in the color of your choice (there are 26 to choose from) as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. A sweet choice for all, this creative attachment features the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry. Prepare 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen desserts. We're pleased to announce the giveaway is open to Canadian residents, as well as U.S. Residents. Winner will be chosen and announced during the pinchatlive event, described below. Winner will also be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond another winner will be chosen. 1 Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment are being given away as a group, not 1 per blog just to be clear for our readers.
There are bonus prizes for the pinchatlive event. We are giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card. In order to participate in this event follow the Pinterest Board #recipesfromtheheart. Hop on the Pinterest board on June 22 at 2 pm Est to follow along. We'll ask questions and those who comment are entered to win the bonus prizes. There will be a G+ Hangout on Air during the event as well. Winners of the pinchatlive event must be Canadian or U.S. residents. Visit Facebook.com/KitchenAidCanada and click on the “More than a Mixer” tab to explore all 12 attachments available for the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.