My sister-in-law gave me a pretty jar mix for Christmas for beer bread. It's from Tastefully Simple, but the recipe can be pilfered (not pilsnered) online. It's basically:
Bountiful Beer Bread
1 12 oz. can or bottle of beer, soda or other flavored, carbonated beverage (you can even use diet)
3 Cups Self-rising flour
3 Tbsp. Sugar
Optional (but worth it)--3 tsp. melted butter
(Quite healthy, I'd say). You mix the dry ingredients and then add the beer, stirring quickly until it is just combined. It will be lumpy. Put it into a greased bread pan and pour the melted butter over top, if you wish. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
This is what it looks like when baked.And sliced. The outside is crunchy and chewy and the inside was soft. It did fall apart a bit on the outside when I was cutting it, but it still tasted yummy.
It was soooo good! And I actually liked the taste of the beer in the bread.
But I mentioned that Guinness was the secret ingredient for the whole meal, and I thought I'd make a quick French onion soup with the other can. But that was a mistake. It seems like the French and the Irish don't get along. The soup was bitter, despite the addition of lots of water. I'm sad that I wasted two vegetarian "beef" bouillon cubes. C'est la vie. And Erin go bragh.
We tossed out the soup, but still had a simple salad and some Tipperary cheddar, which was quite appropriate. Truly a meal fit for a serf.
Any beer recipes you'd like to share? I still have some Sam Adams Winter Recipe in the fridge.