Monday, January 24, 2011

Beer Bread - 2 points

A couple of years ago, I heard a sermon about bread. The pastor was explaining, as a illustration, how he had to work dates with his fiance around what bread she was in the mood for. I completely identified with that wise woman. I too fantasize about bread...cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster, yeast rolls from Logan's Road House, garlic bread from Ahart's Pizza Garden, onion kulcha from the Clay Pit. I could go on, but this blog is supposed to be helping me stay healthy and thinking about all of those carby treats is not helping my resolve.

I wanted a nice, hot, crusty bread to accompany my Lebanese beef stew. Lean and Luscious came to my rescue. Why on earth I had a light beer (a Turkish Eefes of all things) in my pantry is a mystery. I don't drink beer. I will buy it again, though, because it makes darn good bread!

Beer Bread
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1, 12 oz bottle light beer
1/8 tsp onion powder
1 tsp caraway seeds

1. Combine dry ingredients; mix well. Add beer. Stir until foam subsides and all ingredients are moistened.
2. Pour into a 4x8 inch loaf pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Bake 45 minutes at 375F.
4. Cool 5 minutes in pan before turning out onto wire rack.
5. Yields 12, 2 point servings


  1. I've never made a beer bread that wasn't disastrous... no matter how good they look on paper! But I know it's me and not the recipes because I've had some great versions that others have made! So glad you found a winner!

  2. I bet the beer adds lots of lightness and makes the bread fluffier...and more flavorful and complex. It sounds delicious...

  3. Looks perfectly baked!

    I'm curious, what does the point thingy in reference to?

  4. this really sounds yummy!i have made this in the past and i cant wait to try out your version.. looks so good. thank you for sharing this.

  5. I LOVE your recipes and telling my blog followers about your blog. Your dishes are great! BTW? You had me at "beer bread."

  6. bread!! :) I have a beer bread recipe on my blog that we make all the time. It is so perfect to go with soups and stews! I will have to give your recipe a try, it looks delicious! :)

  7. Thank you so much, everyone. I appreciate your comments, especially from a group of people with such wonderful, tasty blogs. Food Hound - that is exactly how I feel about key lime pie. Never works for me. Jackie- the points are for the Weight Watchers program (which I have recently started following). Lynda- thank you for mentioning me on your blog. You were so kind to me!


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