I’m a big fan of good cookery blogs. I love trying recipes, especially easy recipes! Idiot Proof recipes, as I like to call them!
Recently I found a new resource in the form of “Half Baked Harvest” – a delightful culinary blog, which also appeals to my eyes! Being a designer, i’m also a little
snobby picky about the sites I frequent. Half Baked Harvest hist the spot – clean layout, fun, yet legible typography, great writing and outstanding photography – all these elements need to be there to capture a picky reader like me. I hate having to look on recipes.com or suchlike for that reason, they’re harder on the eyes, and crammed every possible spot with ads – which is fine, everyone needs to make money – just make it a little more discrete huh 😉
Anyway, the recipe that caught my eye and I just had to try for myself is this one: 5 Ingredient Beer Bread. And then I thought, BINGO! A prefect article for my new blog – I mean it’s COLOFRESH, it’s food, and it’s beer – drops right into three of the COLO-CORES. (More about them soon – promise)
You can read the recipe over on Half Baked Harvest (actually, in Colorado these days – “half baked” means something else completely LOL.) I just wanted to share my experience with this recipe for you all.
45-50 Minutes in a 375 Degree oven later….
Can I just say, this was not only completely
Alex Idiot Proof, it was Deeee-licious! The taste of the beer came through just enough to add a little extra something to the bread. The texture was nice and stodgy, which could have been a baking flaw, i’m not sure if this is how it’s supposed to be – but hey, it worked perfectly for me – i like thick, stodgy bread personally. I’m definitely making this again, it’s so simple and quick to throw together – I think next time, it being fall and all, i’ll try a pumpkin ale – perhaps my favorite one from Tommyknocker – which if you haven’t tried yet, why not? I put butter on this bad boy loaf like it was builders cement! Just the way I like it. Next time, I need a nice block of Dubliner sharp cheddar to go with it, and if only I can find somewhere around here that sells Branston Pickle – i’d be in “Ploughmans” heaven for sure.
So there you have it folks, a truly COLOFRESH Fall classic. Enjoy, visit “Half Baked Harvest” and let me know if you find other good beer bread recipes out there. Now I have a craving for a crock-pot of Chili to go with this delightful bready goodness. And remember, while the recipe calls for 1 12 oz beer, I heartily recommend two -one for the bread and one to sip as you wait for it to bake, enjoying the smell of the bread and the aroma of that tasty Colorado Craft beer while you wait. Beer, like bread, just can’t be rushed too much you know…
Keep Devouring! And Stay COLOFRESH!