Granville Island Beer Bread Recipe
This beer bread is full of flavor. Perfect for that Sunday Night football game. The beer, Farmers sausage and Monterey Jack cheese adds the most satisfying taste and feeling of comfort. This isn't the kind of bread that you would slice and serve. It's the kind of bread that everyone can rip a piece off and enjoy. Give this beer bread a try you won't be sorry.
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The night before you make this beer bread combine 1 1/4 of bread flour, 3/4 cup tepid water and 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast. Mix till well combined, cover with plastic wrap and set aside till next day. The next morning prep all your ingredients, this will help to make things move faster.
Pour the foamy night before mixture into a large bowl. Add in the room temperature bottle of beer.
Add in the olive oil and the dried onion flakes.
Add in about a cup of bread flour and the instant yeast, salt and freshly ground pepper.
Add in the sugar and with a wooden spoon mix all these ingredients together till well blended.
Add in another cup and a half of flour; mix well. Sprinkle some more flour onto a flat surface.
Pour out the wet dough onto the floured surface, place a little more flour on top.
Start to knead the dough and continue to add a little flour till the dough becomes smooth (a little on the tacky side). Knead the dough for about 8 minutes. After kneading the dough pour a little oil into a bowl.
Turn the dough over so all the sides are lightly coated. Place some plastic wrap over the dough and allow to rise for about an hour or till it has doubled in size. Sprinkle a little flour onto a flat surface and pour out the dough.
Add the farmers sausage or any other cooked sausage you would like. Add about 1 cup of cheese and knead the dough till all the sausage and cheese in incorporated.
Cover dough with plastic wrap and allow to rest for about 15 minutes, this will help the dough to relax.
Afterwards cut dough in half, shape into loaves and place onto a cornmeal parchment lined cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 1 hour.
Using a sharp knife score the dough about a inch deep. Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese on top of the loaves.Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30-35 minutes or till a thermometer places into the middle of the loaves reads 180F - 190F. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
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