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It’s another recipe test on GGG. Today I am reviewing a recipe from Andrea Smetona’s new cookbook, Easy As Pie Pops. Not just for pie pops, this cute cookbook includes many delicious and fun desserts and breads for every occasion. The bite sized selections from this book covers all tastes – from sweet to savory. Andrea Smetona, the owner of the popular California-based Cakewalk Desserts, shares many of her most popular recipes for this first time cookbook author.
Naturally, I opted to the Butter Beer and Cheese Bread recipe which is a perfect fit for a beer loving girl, like me and a great compliment to my weekly Malt Monday series. For this specific recipe, I chose to cook with a basic lager.
The recipe was simple and fast. The Butter Beer and Cheese bread was absolutely delicious and loved by both the adults and kids in my house.
- 1 tbsp (14 ml) olive oil
- ½ C (75 g) finely chopped yellow onion,
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 C (298 g) all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp (36 g) sugar
- 2 tsp (7 g) baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ C (12 g) chopped green onions
- ½ C (60 g) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 C (130 g) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 (12 oz [340 ml]) can lager-style beer
- 6 tbsp (86 g) melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and flour an eight-loaf linked mini loaf pan or one 9 x 5-inch (22 x 12 cm) loaf pan.
- Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until browned. Stir in the pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; make a well in the center of the mixture.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the onion mixture, green onions, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese and beer; pour into the well of the flour mixture, stirring until just moistened.
- Pour the batter three-quarters of the way full into each mini loaf pan and drizzle half of the melted butter over each mini loaf. Bake for 15 minutes, then pour the remaining melted butter over the mini loaves and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If using a 9 x 5-inch (22 x 12 cm) pan, bake for 20 minutes, add the butter, then bake for 20 more minutes.
- Easy As Pie Pops: Small in Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun by Andrea Smetona
- (Page Street Publishing (November 12, 2013) Printed with permission
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Posting February 13 Vintage Blackberry – http://www.
Posting February 14 Strawberry Limeade – http://soufflebombay.blogspot.
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This Butter Beer and Cheese Bread was Easy as Pie! Go on, give it a try.
Disclosure: I was invited to participate in this blog tour and received a free copy of Easy as Pie Pops. The giveaway copy was also offered to me for GGG readers. Affiliate links are also included in this post which help support GGG.
This article was written by food blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps.