Make a Hearty Bread with Fat Tire Amber Ale
Biscuit Malt is what gives Fat Tire Amber Ale its main flavor characteristic – that warm, baked-biscuity taste.
Because of this unique, bready biscuit flavor, I like using Fat Tire Amber Ale in some recipes. So here, from our own recipe vault, is Black Bucket Brew’s “Fat Tire Cheddar Beer Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives.”
Fat Tire Cheddar Beer Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives
Basic Beer Bread has some proportions that are classic: 3 cups flour, 12 oz. liquid (beer), and 1 Tablespoon baking powder.
Add-ons such as Granulated Sugar help it to hold moisture, and give it some sweetness. Cheddar Cheese gives it an additionally chewy moist texture and helps to counter the sweetness from sugar. And I could also say that it tastes really good!
What you need:
- 3 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle of room temperature Fat Tire Amber Ale
- 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (optional)
- 1/4 cup pitted chopped Kalamata olives (optional)
What you do:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Butter and flour a loaf pan, 9 by 5 by 3 inches.
- Mix in a large bowl, flour, baking powder and salt,
- Then add beer, tomatoes with oil, olives, and cheese.
- Stir the batter until it is just combined.
- Transfer the batter into the pan and bake the bread in the middle of the oven for 45/55 minutes, or browned and a cake tester or tooth pick comes out clean.
- Turn the bread onto a rack to cool.
Slice and top with butter or use it for sandwiches. Be creative and enjoy!
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