A bread machine. Since I have a few of them, there are no excuses to not make bread, but I do more than that.
When I bake bread, I consider what ingredients we most love tucked into bread.
Also, I consider the type of crust I want and then I go to work. What I love is how light and airy bread turns out when I used beer.
What you won’t find in my recipe are elaborate ingredients. I am a ‘let’s get her done’ kind of gal.
I created this recipe so that you can easily recreate it and say, ‘I Love it!’
Are you ready to lavishly live food out loud and create Easy Bread Machine Parmesan Garlic Beer Bread?
Easy Bread Machine Parmesan Garlic Beer Bread
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How Beer Bread Came To Be In My Home
We were entertaining a bunch of ‘friends’ and my husband offered a beer. We had planned a wine night, so beer was not what I had in my house stock.
Usually when we entertain we purchase a few different beers, but the meal and appetizers were definitely liquor and wine-friendly, not so much a beer event.
Caught off guard, he gave him one of our canned beers, and the response, “really, this is what you have? I prefer bottled!”
My response, “I have a glass that will hold it.” Their response was profound and the reason we NEVER invited them back.
They left it totally filled, opened it, and said, “that’s what we think of that brand!” Guests, being a bit snooty right?
All joking aside, that was just totally uncalled for, and while it was not necessary, it was the inspiration of my beer bread recipes.
The yeast in the beer causes the dough to rise and the alcohol that’s left behind is so minute you can’t even consider it alcohol!
Have you already tried my original beer bread recipe? IF you have not, you must, it is simply delicious.
Maybe its truest beauty is that the ingredients are few in number. Which brings up the next point to discuss.
Bread Machine Love
I used to work to create bread that would consistently flop. Seriously, you would never know that I was a ‘chef’ in my own restaurant we once owned.
Nor would you guess I had any Kitchen experience. Why? For some reason, bread always flopped.
Personally, the kitchen appliance I will never live without (besides my microwave and Instant Pot) is my bread machine!
It’s a Goddess of bread production! Bread machines come in every price range and offer a different set of features.
Preferential to things that are simple, I have a streamlined machine.
Bread is only good as the ingredients, not the bells and whistles of a machine.
Two primary functions of my machine used endlessly: Dough and Bread Loaves. Pretty much nothing in between.
Ingredients for Parmesan Garlic Beer Bread
12 0z of Flat Beer
(if you do not have a flat beer, no worries, just add a tsp of salt and let it sit for about 15 minutes that will flatten it out enough to work with, I DO IT ALL THE TIME)
2 TBSP Olive Oil
3 1/2 C Flour
2 1/4 Tsp Yeast
1/4 C Sugar
2 Tablespoons of garlic powder and garlic salt 1 to 1 ratio.
1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan
Add your ingredients in the method your bread machine advises. My machine designates, liquid, dry, last ingredient Flour then yeast.
Add in olive oil, beer, sugar, flour, Garlic Powder/Salt mix, Parmesan and yeast.
Close bread machine, and touch for a 2-pound loaf, medium crust, basic bread.
That’s it, and the end result is yummy, light and airy bread that everyone will definitely enjoy.
Remove immediately upon completion of the baking cycle. Invert and remove the paddle. Last, place bread on its side for cooling.
Perfect Every Time –
Honestly, you will love that this bread is your go-to. It’s easy to make and tastes so good!
Better yet, you could just make this as dough, then round it out, bake it on your own, after forming a loaf and letting it rise.
Versatile bread that goes with any meal is always a welcome bread, right.
Let me know what you add or if you make a specially formed shape, I’d love to see!
This bread is super easy to make and turns out perfect every, single time. Enjoy! ! ~ DANA
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