This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required.
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.
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.
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.
Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread
- 16 ounces all-purpose flour (approximately 3 cups)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ 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
- 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.
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