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Pepper Cheese Beer Bread

                                     

I mentioned in my cookbook that beer is one of my favourite ingredients to cook with. It adds such great depth of flavour to help turn the everyday dish into a pallet pleaser.

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the bend I thought it would be appropriate to pull out an ale inspired recipe for the festivities. This bread would go down great with just about anything you served it alongside. Stew, soup, eggs, or straight up as a snack. The divine smell as it bakes, alone is worth the price of admission. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – enjoy!

                                  

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Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm beer
2 eggs, beaten

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together flour, whole wheat flour, 1 cup of cheese, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir in beer, butter, and eggs until just moistened. Spoon batter into loaf pan.
  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top of batter. Bake until toothpick in centre comes out clean, about 45 to 55 minutes. Serve warm.