It was chocolate beer. None of us cared for it, deciding it was overly sweet. Since he bought a six-pack, I decided to take one and experiment.
Beer bread is a favorite of mine, it's quick and delicious. Beer bread is usually 3 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder, sugar to taste, and a can of beer. So, taking the basic recipe, I composed a recipe.
Double Chocolate Beer Bread
3 cups white whole wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1 can Dirty Blonde chocolate pale ale
Mix everything but the chocolate chips and beer together to combine well. Add in chocolate chips, mix to combine. Add beer, fold until wet through. Bake 350. I used a large muffin tin and it took 30 minutes, a loaf pan would probably take 15-20 minutes longer.
|The compulsory ingredient shot|
|The dry plus butter|
|Mixing in the chocolate chips|
|Adding the beer|
|The sticky batter|
|Dropped into the cast iron mega-muffin pan|
|Fresh from the oven|
|Cooling....time to dig in!|