white cheddar and thyme beer bread

Beer bread? Game-changer.

white cheddar and thyme beer bread | TetaLizza.com

If you’ve never made bread before, this might be the way to start. But then this may be the only way you’ll ever make bread because it’s so simple, so fast, so delicious, and so versatile. There’s absolutely e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g to love about it.

white cheddar and thyme beer bread | TetaLizza.com

Isn’t it funny how such an everyday item – bread – something most of us enjoy almost every single day can be so intimidating? I’ll tell you that this recipe throws all those fears out the window.

white cheddar and thyme beer bread | TetaLizza.com

This recipe brings to light another reason I love to cook and bake. There is such a sweet satisfaction, a feeling of pride, a sense of accomplishment, when you’ve made something with your own two hands. The first time you make a recipe, a little voice inside screams “you did it” and then you want to share it with everyone. Enter – why I started this blog!

white cheddar and thyme beer bread | TetaLizza.com

If you’re like me, it’s not often I follow a recipe to a “T” and so I encourage you to swap or add your own favourite flavors when you try this out if you’d like…just don’t get too wild and crazy on me. By all means though, try your favourite cheese or blend of herbs. This bread paired beautifully with this carrot soup and would be oh-so-satisfying to soak up a saucy dish, or to make a grilled cheese that would be one thousand percent incredible. I’ll be right back…

white cheddar and thyme beer bread | TetaLizza.com

Oh – and to answer one question that might be on your mind, the bread does not taste beer-y…it tastes like bread! You can use any beer you’d like, light or dark, lager or stout, craft or imported. I used St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing (available at the LCBO). Generally, the lighter the beer the lighter the flavor (not beer-taste) it will lend.

white cheddar and thyme beer bread | TetaLizza.com

P.S – wondering where I got the adorable hen and chicks tea towel from? Claire Manning’s Cute Boutique on Etsy!

enjoy | liz | xo

white cheddar and thyme beer bread
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1 tbsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp thyme
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1 cup of grated white cheddar cheese
  7. 12 oz of your favourite beer
  8. 3 tbsp butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grase a 5"x9" loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, thyme and salt. Add in 3/4 cup of the grated cheese and and mix.
  3. Slowly add in the beer. Stir until combined and no dry spots remain. Transfer dough to your loaf pan. Drizzle melted butter on top of the unbaked loaf and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. No doubt, this bread is incredible fresh out of the oven but is equally delicious if prepared a day in advance!
TETA LIZZA'S KITCHEN http://tetalizza.com/

*Having trouble viewing the recipe? Click here to view the full site.

One thought on “white cheddar and thyme beer bread

  1. Sammie says:

    No kneading WHAT???!!! Liz, this loaf looks amazing. I have never made beer bread, but I’m loving your loaf. Adding the cheese sounds scrummy and melted butter on the top – seriously you’ve been holding out on us. Next loaf will be made will beer, my hubby will love me 😉 another fantabulous recipe from Teta Lizza’s kitchen. You are truly a star. Sammie xxx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *