Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Garlic Parmesan Bread

I find it hard to find good bread machine recipes - they are often very dry, but I liked this one.  I will make this again. 
Modified from Taste of Home

1 cup warm water
2 tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp butter, softened
1 tbsp. honey
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups bread flower
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

Place all ingredients in bread machine, in order suggested by your manufacturer.  Select basic bread setting.  Choose 1.5 lb loaf size.  Click bake on the bread machine (check after a few minutes to see if you need more flour or water, but mine didn't need anything).

Makes 1 loaf (1.5 lb). 

Beer Cheese Bread

I've made this new recipe several times now.  I'm very pleased with it. It is easy and it uses up the random beer that people leave at my house....we don't drink beer.....so you can bring yours, but take it home!  Anyway, this is very good!

Beer Cheese Bread
Modified from Cooking Light
1 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 cups flour
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp basking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup cheddar, shredded
1 bottle (12 oz) of beer
2 tbsp. butter, divided

Preheat oven to 375.  Cook onion in oil until browned (about 10 minutes), then add in pepper and garlic and cook for another minute.  Set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.  Add in onion mixture, cheese and beer.  Stir until just moistened.

Put into a bread pan (coat with cooking spray).  Drizzle 1 tbsp. of butter over the batter. Bake for 35 minutes.  Drizzle with second tbsp of butter and then bake for 25 more minutes or until golden brown (timing worked for me).  You can also test with a toothpick.  Cool in pan for a few minutes then put on wire rack to completely cool.