Black is Beautiful, a beer recently featured on our podcast Beer Notes, is an Imperial stout with 10% ABV and flavors of dark chocolate and fudge. It’s the perfect ingredient for a homemade Black is Beautiful craft beer bread recipe that tastes as good as it smells.
COVID has changed the way we shop, what we shop for, and even what we cook or bake. I used extra time in lockdown to make new things, and it has been fun. I wanted to learn how to make homemade bread and actually succeeded. One of the bread types I have mastered is Black is Beautiful Craft Beer Bread.
Making bread sounds daunting, but it is not. Black is Beautiful, out of Weathered Souls Brewing Company in San Antonio, Texas, adds a hint of extra sweetness to the bread that makes it different from other bread recipes.
Making homemade bread is so easy, even I can do it. And you can, too.
The ingredients and the entire process is simple, and Black is Beautiful adds to the deliciousness. To make the bread,
simply have the following ingredients on hand:
3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
¼ cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can Black is Beautiful beer
½ cup melted butter
The steps are simple:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix dry ingredients and beer.
Pour ingredients into a greased loaf pan.
Pour the melted butter over your mixture.
Bake for one hour, remove from the pan, and cool for about 15 minutes.
Enjoy your creation with the spread of your choice. Or no spread at all! It makes a great addition to your dinner.
You might be wondering why we did not add yeast to this recipe. The answer is simple: the beer has the yeast needed for the bread to rise! The beer’s carbonation, along with the baking soda, helps it rise as well.
One more fun fact: since beer has no fat, your bread needs the fat from the butter in order to have a stable structure. The end product, I assure you, is delicious. What are you waiting for-give it a try!