Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beer Bread

First bread recipe on the Big Green Egg!

My dad gave me this great cast iron bread pan this week. I've been dying to try it out, so I whipped up a simple beer bread recipe and mixed in a Saranac Pale Ale I had sitting around.

I heated the Big Green Egg up to 350f with the oiled cast iron pan already in there and then poured the dough in. About half way through the 1 hour cook time I checked on the dome temp and it had gotten away from me and shot up to 500f! I brought it back down and took it off a few minutes early.

I'm going to guess that that blast of high heat gave the bread a harder than typical crust, which frankly I liked.
Of course you gotta eat it while it's hot. The pale ale gave the beer a good flavor.

Beer Bread recipe:

3 cups flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (12 fl oz) can or bottle of beer.

Combine all dry ingredients. Pour in beer and stir until a stiff batter is formed. Scrape dough into oiled loaf pan and cook for 50-60 minutes.


  1. You are a step ahead of me. I've been wanting to do bread and just haven't. I love that cast iron you got from your dad, nice score!

  2. Looks great. I am going to try this recipe this week.

  3. Chris: Yeah, I love the cast iron loaf pan. My dad hooked me up. The bread was really simple. I have another recipe I'll post soon, which was even better. I think you'd get a kick out of trying some bread. Give it a shot!

    Brent: Thanks! It was tasty. Thanks for checking out the blog. FYI, I added your blog to my list of links. Happy Eggin!