It’s my Blogaversary! I know, I’m a nut! Six year’s ago today I started Erica’s Edibles. It still boggles my mind that my blog has had almost 110,000 views! Honestly, I thought it would just be my Mom and the people who run the Daring Bakers, just to see if I completed my monthly baking challenge. I am hopelessly hooked to photographing food, mostly sweets, and blogging about it. It annoys most people when I make them wait to try something, just so I can get a picture of it. Many people think it is silly to blog about what I bake, but I enjoy it and that is all that matters!
This years blogaversary item may surprise some as it is not a treat at all. I went with something I have been eying for quite a while, Beer Bread! Despite the fact that I hate beer and making bread, I am very intrigued by this. I think it is the simplicity of the recipe that peaked my interest. Apparently 3 ingredients are going to give me a delicious loaf of bread. There were hundreds of different variations of the recipe I went with this one from Crunchy Creamy Sweet with a couple changes…
3 c self-rising flour
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
12 oz. light beer, at room temperature (opened right before using)
1/4 cup melted butter
1. Stir flour and sugar to combine
2. Pour in beer
3. Stir, just until combined
4. Place in a bread pan
5. Pour melted butter over top
This step was not in original recipe, but I saw several that did it, so gave it a whirl!
6. Bake at 375 ºF for approximitly 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
It’s not finished yet, but if it tastes half as good as it smells i’ll be thrilled!
7. Remove from oven and cool in pan 10 minutes
It looks fabulous! The addition of the butter really spruces up the appearance with a crunchy exterior
Not so patiently waiting, I wait till it is almost cool before trying it – because who doesn’t like warm bread?
It looks and smells amazing!
This was really good! It is not like any bread I have had before, so I can’t compare it to anything. It had a nice texture, dense like a sour dough, but not too heavy. I was pleasantly surprised I didn’t taste the beer at all!
Mom had made a huge homemade chili so I joined her and Dad for supper, it was a lovely addition to a chili dinner! They both loved it.
I will definitely make this again. When searching for the recipe I saw many recipes had ‘add ins’ such as cheese, bacon, olives, cinnamon sugar, etc. The possibilities are endless. Now that I have tried the original I look forward to trying variations. Finally happy with a loaf of bread I made.
A successful blogaversary treat! I am a day late posting but better late than never.
I look forward to another year of blogging delicious (and sometimes, not so delicious) treats.
Thanks for following along 🙂