My mom always makes up pans of lasagna and hands them out to fellow family members. I love just defrosting it in my fridge throughout the day, then throwing it in the oven when I get home from work. Such a quick, simple, tasty meal. However, I felt like I needed something else with it tonight - like more carbs! I've been eying this bread for awhile now so I figured I might as well make it tonight since a) I have to wait for my oven to preheat which always takes forever, b) the bread seemed super simple to whip up, c) it will go well with tomorrow night's soup too, and d) it bakes for the same amount of time as the lasagna. Win-win all around. So here you go friends.
Easy Cheesy Beer Bread
Adapted from Good Things Catered
2 c. all purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar
12 oz. bottle of lager or stout (I used Guiness stout)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare loaf pan for baking.
-In large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
-Whisk to combine well.
-Add cheese and whisk to combine.
-Slowly add beer to dry ingredients and stir lightly until combined.
-Knead dough lightly until it just comes together.
-Place into prepared loaf pan and pour melted butter over top.
-Place in oven to bake for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.