Beer. In bread. With other yummy stuff like feta and sundried tomatoes, or sweet gruyere and caramelized onions. Have I got your attention?
Thought so. Beer bread is amazing. It’s so easy, so quick to put together, and so tasty. And it’s a fantastic base for experimenting with flavour combinations. I love it as a snack, especially if it’s smothered in butter. Yes, butter goes with feta and sundried tomatoes. If they are in this bread!
The only tricky parts in these recipes are the chopping of sundried tomatoes (you’ll detect a hint of sarcasm there) and the caramelising of the onions. The chopping task is made less boring (cause that’s the main issue) with the use of scissors. The caramelising is something you just have to put up with if you want to enjoy the amazing flavour the onions give to the bread. I suggest you take the opportunity to make a whole big batch, freeze it in ice cube trays and smile smugly next time you read a recipe that calls for being patient while the onions cook. Or, why not use the slow cooker?! Yup, you can make caramelised onions in there, but you’ll need to plan well in advance. Click here to check out the method.
You can also mix up the herbs, use spices, or switch these ingredients for other ones if you feel inspired to try something else. I would be really interested in hearing your ideas!