What’s that at the end of the rainbow?
It's a wee leprechaun named Chef McTony sitting on a pile of gold! Gold as in our Fresh-Milled Revival Bread Flour and piles and piles of BEER! And with these magical ingredients he’s created a cheesy twist on an Irish favorite. We snuck up to him slowly, with an old flour bag and tried to capture this magical beast – but Chef McTony scurried away in a flash - and through the golden clouds of dust we could hear him say...
“The beer adds a wonderful sweetness and boozy glow to this super-easy quick bread. No need to let the dough rise; whisk it together and then bake off in a loaf pan. Serve with a hearty beef stew or a slow-simmered vegetarian braise.”
Wise words indeed. May the dough rise to meet’ya, Chef McTony.
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, more for greasing
- 14 oz. Mighty Fresh-Milled Bread Flour (about 3 1/4 cups)
- 1 Tbs. baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 12 oz. can of your favorite beer (a light lager works)
- 2 Tbs. honey
- 6 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 ½ cups)
- Heat the oven to 375F and grease a loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Still mixing, add the beer and honey in a slow steady stream until the batter becomes thick and mostly uniform (don’t over mix!). Fold in about 1/3 of the cheese.
- Transfer the dough to the loaf pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Bake until the cheese browns uniformly and the loaf is firm to the touch, about 30 minutes.
- Let cool to room temp and remove from the loaf pan. Slice and serve topped with the butter.
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