Tuesday, April 17, 2012

HERBED BEER BREAD LOAF

3 cups self-rising flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
12 ounce beer at room temperature
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp vegetable shortening
3 tbsp cornmeal
2 tbsp soft butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with the shortening and sprinkle the cornmeal over the bottom and sides.   In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, oregano, basil, theyme, and Parmesan cheese; mix together well.  Stir the beer into the flour mixture to make a stiff batter.  Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for about an hour and 5 minutes.  Brush the baked bread with the softened butter.  Sprinkle with additional cornmeal if you want.  Remove bread from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

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