Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required.

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required. www.savorysimple.net

I’m writing a cookbook. I’ve only just begun the process and I’m already feeling very overwhelmed. But I also feel excited and validated. I feel as though everything I have been working for over the past few years is finally coming together. I feel like I made the right choices. This book is going to be 12 months of blood, sweat and tears. I’m going to put everything I have into it.

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required. www.savorysimple.net

Honestly, I’m not sure how I’m going to get everything done. I’d like to continue sharing two new recipes on this blog every week. I don’t want to vanish and lose momentum. I still want to continue with my weekly freelance writing jobs. I also want to make sure I test the hell out of every recipe in this book.

I’m terrified of bad reviews, even though I’m sure they’re inevitable.  As much as I try to avoid it, I post typos here from time to time. I accidentally mess something up in one of the recipes and then I feel like a complete idiot when someone catches the mistake. I can’t do that with a book. It has to be perfect. But I can’t worry about this too much. Panic is a waste of time and energy and these are luxuries I can’t afford. It’s time to make it work.

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required. www.savorysimple.net

Here’s an easy October recipe that I think you’ll enjoy. I was inspired by the endless supply of Octoberfest beer that Jeff has been bringing home. I’m not a huge beer drinker but I’ll admit it’s tasty stuff. And it makes really good beer bread. If you’re scared of working with yeasted doughs (or any dough in general), this recipe is for you. It’s like the muffin of bread recipes. Stir, bake, eat.

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required. www.savorysimple.net

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Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices (approximately)
Calories 189
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces all-purpose flour (approximately 3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle Octoberfest beer (I used Sam Adams)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan (I use baking spray).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves.
  • Pour the beer into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Transfer the dough into the prepared loaf pan. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the batter and bake until golden brown on top, approximately 50 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2.4% | Calcium: 7.2% | Iron: 10.4%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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  • Congrats Jen, so thrilled for you and I can’t wait to hear more about the project! Love this bread, easy and tasty is perfect for fall!

  • Congratulations, Jen; I have no doubt your cookbook is going to be off the charts awesome. Take it one day at a time and everything will fall into place. If you need help with testing, don’t hesitate! This bread is fabulous; love the spices along with the beer, and love how easily it all comes together!

  • Such exciting news, Jen! Write on and don’t be afraid of the typos, that’s what editors are for! At least, you are not writing an English syllabus full of typos, which may have happened to me. ;-) Enjoy the process!

  • I’m so excited for you. You’re going to do great. I can’t wait to by the book and stand in line so you can sign it. This bread looks amazing.Congrats, my friend.

  • Oh man, writing a cookbook really does sound overwhelming–but also, so challenging in a wonderful way! Can’t wait to see your beautiful book, as I have no doubt it will be (no matter what critics say). Since you will be putting your heart and soul is in it, it will connect with so many lovely people!

  • I’ve started to notice how people are enjoying groupings, collections etc. . . . and wonder when you would suggest eating this bread . . . when does it work for you? and when is it the perfect pairing? Does this bread keep and does it improve with toasting and a smear of butter . . . In other words, build a story around your recipes . . . I love the fact that the beer is in the larder . . . great place to start . . . write it out now and you will be ready for the final edit one year from now. Lovely and inviting photography . . .

  • The book will be wonderful! You’ve got everything it takes to make it perfect! I’m so excited for you! And this…OMG…I’m making it tomorrow to serve with some chili I’m making!