Germans rejoice for this very festival, with it being one of the most famous events in Germany and the world’s largest fair. 6 million people attend it every year, with this year’s attendees consuming a whopping 6.9 million litres of beer. With beer and Germany, it could only mean, Oktoberfest.
Inspired by the amount of beer going round, I felt it was apt to finally try out Gimme Some Oven’s Honey Beer Bread. Simple and quick, this would make for a great snack along with a generous smear of garlic butter or a large bowl of creamy soup.
The great thing about Beer Bread is that it’s so versatile. You can adjust the strength of the taste according to how strong you like your beer and, add cheddar, sundried tomato, feta etc. if you please.
Once you chuck it into the oven, you will find yourself waiting for the hour to pass by more quickly. The aroma is simply heavenly.
Honey Beer Bread
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Makes 1 loaf (9” x 3” x 5”)
3 cups plain flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp honey
12 oz beer (I used 1 can of Tiger Beer, but you could always substitute with your favourite brand of beer)
4 tbsp (half stick/56.7g) butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celcius. Grease the loaf tin.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt). Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just combined.
*You can put your honey in the microwave for a few seconds beforehand to make it easier to pour*
3. Pour half of the melted butter into the loaf tin. Then spoon the batter into the pan and pour the remaining butter on the top of the batter. (You can use a pastry brush to spread the butter if it is uneven.)
4. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Serve immediately.
– Beer bread can be served in slices (great when accompanying soup) or in cubes
– Store in an airtight container if you have any leftover (though I highly doubt it!)