There’s nothing like the smell of delicious bread baking in the house. What makes homemade bread even better? A bread machine. Since I have a few of them, there’s 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 and I want you to be able to easily recreate it and say, ‘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
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 was stocked up on. 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. A beer left opened and not drank is pretty much a sin so I used it the next day to create bread. In fact the best bread we have enjoyed in a while. .
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 and so few ingredients are involved to create the bread itself. 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, or that I really am a Pro Cook. We all have our specialties but 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.
12 0z of Flat Beer
(if you do not have 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 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 baking cycle. Invert and remove paddle. Last, place bread on it’s side for cooling.
This bread is super easy to make and turns out perfect every, single time. Enjoy! ! ~ DANA
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