Cooking and baking are two things I love a lot and while I am not always successful with every food I attempt but I don’t let that dissuade my passion. I cook, bake and try new recipes daily, and I take traditional, recipes that were handed down to me and I update them.
I love baking, and I was blessed with one grandmother named Stella that bakes the best bread I have ever had, and pies that our family craves. Yet again, my other grandmother Santa was an impressive cook, so between the both of them I picked up a few tips, tricks and the love of cooking and baking.
As I write this recipe, I am happy to provide you a recipe that I believe anyone can make. This is a fabulously simple recipe that will have you feeling like a baking pro when you are all done creating those beer bread bowls. What is nice about this particular recipe is that it lets the bread machine do the dough mixing and all you have to do is form the bowls.
Beer Bread Bowls
Bread bowls are fantastic year round and there is nothing like creating your own recipes for bread bowls from scratch. It takes a little ingenuity, a few ingredients and an awesome bread machine to crank out the Beer Bread Bowls.
I was afraid at the beginning that the dough was going to battle me but that was NEVER an issue. Make sure you open your beer up a day ahead and let it go flat (no sipping, lol!) Also, if you can not do that, you can throw salt into the beer to get that foam off of it, however… I caution you that placing salt in the beer and then the beer in the recipe could jilt the end result. Too much salt when baking is not good it can completely ruin your bread.
Gather The Ingredients
1/2 C H20 (100° Fahrenheit)
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 Oz Flat Beer (make sure beer is flat)
1 bowl filled with water for oven for moisture when baking
1 1/2 Tsp Salt
4 1/2 C Bread Flour Hands down King Arthur Wins for best Bread Flour.. I have tried them all:)
1 1/2 Tsp Yeast
2 Tbsp. Corn Meal
First, place Wet ingredients into bread maker together
Second place Dry ingredients together in bread maker except reserve YEAST for the very top.
Third, put yeast on top of flour
Select Dough Cycle
This will be 1 1/2 hours on dough cycle
Remove from Bread Maker at End of Cycle.
Place on a well-floured surface roll around and knead into a large ball. Lightly cover with flour.
Transfer dough into a bowl, cover and allow to rise for about 35-40 minutes (preheat oven to lowest setting for just 2 minutes and no longer. Turn it off, and placed covered loaf in to rise this will give you the perfect temperature for bread to rise)
After you can put 2 finger marks in and they remain the dough is ready. Transfer dough out of oven and place on a surface dusted with corn meal.
Preheat oven again to 425° and begin preparation of bread bowls
Cut into 4 equal pieces
Spray 4 baking bowls with nonstick spray (cereal bowl size)
Place each piece into its own bowl.
Sprinkle each top with flour
Place in preheated oven and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes (you are looking for golden brown coloring)
Remove from Oven – allow to cool
Once cooled you can slice the top and fill with your choice of soup or dip.
Prep Time for Dough Creation 5 Minutes
Prep Time Dough in Maker: 1 1/2 Hours
Prep Time Dough Rising: 5 minutes to lightly knead and place in bowl
Prep Time Dough Rising 30 Minutes
Prep Time Dough into Bowl: 15 Minutes
Prep time Baking in Oven: 35 Minutes
TOTAL PREPARATION TIME: 3 hours
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What Bread Machine?
Check out all the features it offers. It has programmable loaf sizes from 1.5 pounds to 2 pounds and there is even a built-in fruit and nut dispenser. There are 12 programs available: Basic, French, Whole Wheat, Quick, Sweet, Gluten free, Rapid Bake Setting (under an hour) Dough, Jam, Cake, Sandwich, Bake; 3 crust settings. The kneading blade rocks and it is very quiet to operate.
Fill The Beer Bread Bowels
The bowls are awesome, filling and easy to create. Rest assured the work level in creation is minimal, and the return on investment is HUGE. The smiles on everyone’s faces makes me happy. Lavishly live food out loud and dig into to those great bread bowls and don’t forget to print the recipe. Need more food inspiration? How about food that cooks fast and tastes great?
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