No Yeast Beer LoafWednesday, March 18, 2015
Yesterday, mum sent me this recipe for a no yeast beer loaf and told me that I should make it.
So I did.
Let me tell you something - this was SO easy to make. Seriously there are only a handful of ingredients and since there is no yeast involved that means, no proofing and no kneading. You just mix everything together, pop it in the oven, and viola! An hour later you're chowing down on tasty, crusty bread.
I used Gerald Norman's recipe which can be found here on Food.com.
|Find the recipe here!|
This time I didn't change a THING. I followed the recipe exactly but I know that I will be making this bread again and I will start tweaking with all kinds of ingredients. Add-ins like cheese, jalapeno, fruits, and nuts, and different types of beer.
For this, my first loaf, I used Shiner Kosmos Reserve which is an all malt lager. It has a bit of bitterness but nothing too overpowering. I thought it would give a nice, deep flavor to the bread.
I loved it! It was so flavorful and delicious.
You can see that the bread does rise a bit even without the use of yeast. The beer and baking powder give it some lift. The inside of the bread is very dense. Mum says almost like a pound cake, which I agree with. The crust is deliciously crusty and hard, and turns a nice golden brown because it bakes with melted butter on top.
For those who like a softer crust, there is a tweak you can do for that but I love crusty, crusty bread.
I had a slice with some raspberry jam. It was so good.
I know I'll be making this super easy bread recipe again and I'll share what changes I make to the recipe. Be on the lookout!