Thursday, March 13, 2014

GTB Recipe of the Month(ish)

The wounds of the week aren't entirely salved, but we're getting better. Since I'm running a marathon on Sunday and I can't drink heavily, I've been thinking a lot about food. Specifically, what food I'm going to demolish once I can eat without regard to glycogen storage, race nutrition, and fear of bonking. And in thinking about food, I naturally thought about a new recurring feature that may or may not recur.

Here, courtesy of @baconbaking, is the very first GTB Recipe of the Month:

Beer Bread

1 cheap beer--Miller, Coors, Budweiser--Light version totally ok.
3 cups self-rising flour--this if flour that already has baking powder and salt in it. You can use regular flour and add them in.
2 T sugar

You'll want to bring the beer to room temperature. Just leave it on the counter for an hour. You can take it straight from the fridge if you're in a hurry. It will rise higher if the beer is at room temp.

Preheat oven to 375.
Melt 1 to 1/2 stick of butter. Depending on your heart.
Grease 9x5 bread pan with some of the butter.
Mix beer, flour, and sugar in bowl.
Dump in pan.
Top the dough with the remaining butter. It will look crazy like your dough is swimming in butter. Trust me here.
Sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes.

Try not to eat entire loaf of bread in one sitting. Beer bread is really tasty the next day toasted topped with jelly, jam, honey or peanut butter.

This is not the place for craft beer. You can use craft, but it will taste completely different. You can mix it up and add a porter and chocolate chips or a blue moon and add in orange zest or even a pumpkin beer and sprinkle with cinnamon, but I'm a purist and like the original the best. Its super impressive to make the bread for folks and it's so simple you can make it for mid-week dinner.

We eagerly await your foodporn pics from your own efforts to make this. Let us know how it goes, and send any GTB ROM submissions to gtbfood@gtb.com.

28 comments:

Mark said...

My Mom makes Irish Soda bread that's similar to this and fucking delicious. Half a loaf is sitting on my kitchen counter as I type this.

With TJ & Jess visiting this weekend I'm eagerly anticipating the cooking of the bride of our Doofus Overlord.

zman said...

I got half a loaf sitting in my drawers.

rob said...

i'm filing a protest against this weather. nearly 70 yesterday, low 20s with 25 mph winds today. fucking bullshit.

Greg said...

Mom Nature--Keeping it real

Clarence said...

Continuing from last post, Foles and Sproles is really neat. And Rob, if you start rooting for the Eagles, we're not friends.

Dave said...

kiddie soccer practice is going to be heinous tonight, i was thinking of canceling, but none of the other coaches did so we're going out there . . .

rob, you've done marathons before, right?

rob said...

no chance of that, clarence - still hate philly sports fans.

i've run one previous marathon, dave.

mr kq said...

Well done Rutgers. Avoided the dreaded "opponent triples your score" by one point.

Dave said...

that was the coldest soccer practice i've ever run. hope things warm up for your marathon . . .

KQ said...

Wait a minute, Mark...you're having TeeJessica as your guest and she's cooking? I don't think that's how it works.

Whitney said...

That's how it works when she can cook like that.

Whitney said...

Rob is coming down to SE VA Saturday and making dinner for us. It's the new style.

Danimal said...

Visited msg today for the first time ever...saw 2 awesome games. Will be out and about w w&m peeps if anyone would care for a mini summit in tbe cit-ayy.

Whitney said...

I, too, made my virgin visit to MSG recently. Startlingly great arena; history aside, it looks terrific.

And I should mention here that Rob hates the Knicks.

Marls said...

Dan, how long will you be in NYC?

Marls said...

The ACC is moving their tourney to brooklyn? Really? Tobacco Road is dead

Mark said...

KQ- I'm not sure Jessica will be cooking for us. Just planting the seed. I am sure TJ and I won't cook at all. Any cooking will be courtesy of our respective better halves.

KQ said...

If I knew you could count on guests to cook then I would be much more hospitable. In other news, my new office has a sweet tv set up so while I'm not getting much "work" done, I am watching an impressive amount of hoops. God I love this time of year.

Squeaky said...

This post goes up and now there is a recipes hub on SB Nation. Add them to the list of G:TB coattail riders.

rob said...

motherflappers

rob said...

we're kinda like big star. limited success in their time, but hugely influential.

Danimal said...

Marls....leaving tomorrow. Tooling around today. Just started day drinking near hotel on west side.

Jessica said...

I always love cooking--regardless of the location. Mrs. Mark and I made a yummy meal last time. Looking forward to doing so again and the beach, and sun, and drinking heavily outside, and eating absurd hotdogs from Mustards.

zman said...

Friday filler posted.

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