I love bread. There’s nothing better than it’s yeasty smell filling up my kitchen. A no knead bread? Even better! All that same great smell and taste, but none of the tedious work. Today I bring you all the delicious taste of jalapeño poppers in a moist and rich beer bread! Seriously, the two combine for a flavor explosion in this simple, yet oh so ooey, gooey bread recipe. Made with obvious staples like beer, jalapenos, bacon & tons of cheese, you’ll beg for it. It’s sure to become a sensation.
3 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup granulated sugar 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2-3 medium size jalapenos, (seeded, deveined and diced) 12 ounces bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese 1 12 ounce bottle of beer 1 tablespoon softened butter or bacon drippings for pan, or cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Prepare 9×5 bread pan by greasing with cooking spray, butter, or bacon drippings. Set aside. 3. In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon and cheese. Stir to combine. Set aside. 4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with a whisk. Make a well in the center. Add cheese mixture and beer. Gently stir mixture with a spoon until combined. Pour mixture into prepared bread pan. 5. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until browned on top and thumps on the bottom. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove bread from pan and allow it to cool on wire rack. 6. Enjoy!
Fall is finally here in Virginia and I’m loving it. The windows are open and the air conditioning is off, baby! It’s so nice out, that I don’t even care that I haven’t yet put the screens back in the windows. You know, I’m just enjoying the moment, living life on the wild side.
With fall temps here and the official start of fall right around the corner, I’ve already begun pulling out the coordinating recipes. Beer Bread is one of my favorite things for Fall. I know I coudl make it all year round, but something about the yeasty taste or beer or a good lager just aren’t as appealing in the Summer months. This year I decided we’d try playing with the recipe and see if we could make our bread even better. This is what I lovingly refer to as Beer Bread 2.0, and let me tell you it is simply divine!
For those of you who aren’t confident in the kitchen, who don’t consider yourselves ‘bakers’, or are simply overwhelmed at the thought of attempting homemade bread… Do NOT be afraid! Beer Bread is your friend. It’s fool proof. You can’t mess it up.
Now I give you ‘Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread’. The name says it all.