PPQ: Beer Bread with Goat Cheese and Chives

by Shawnda on December 19, 2011

in Bread,Project Pastry Queen

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Amanda of Homekeeping Adventure: Beer bread.

Beer and bread. Those are two of my favorite things. Two things I have tried to give up in the name of smaller pants. And have happily failed :)

This was the perfect recipe for this week. I’ve been so busy getting ready for a smash-and-grab trip to Indianapolis and wrapping up as much of my Christmas baking (and presents!) as early as possible that I needed a quick and easy dish. The recipe required me to use nothing more than a handful of ingredients, a bowl, a wooden spoon, and a bottle of your favorite beer to add to the batter – and an extra one to drink :)

Favorite being key here. I actually thought all beer flavor would be lost after nearly an hour in the oven but I was wrong. I used an IPA and could really taste and smell the hops in the finished product. A little more than I wanted to but it mellowed out by day #2 and was great warmed with butter. I should have just grabbed a glass of the honey wheat we have on tap in the garage and left the IPA for my husband to drink :)

I threw in half a log of goat cheese and some chives from the garden for a little variety. I can’t wait to try it with a Shiner and some fresh jalapenos and cheddar!

You can check out the full recipe on Amanda’s site and the rest of the Project Pastry Queen members’ take here. Next week, we’re going all Christmasy with a cranberry cake!

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