Does the idea of making bread scare you?
I don’t blame you. There’s a lot of science that goes into each loaf, between the yeast, and the rising, and the temperature of the dough- and with all the kneading, and waiting, and kneading, and waiting, the effort that goes into making a simple loaf of bread can seem a bit cumbersome.
But what if I told you that there was one special ingredient that can erase all your fears about making bread- and that this special ingredient is also responsible for many of life’s … um… most interesting moments?
Yup, beer (once again) makes everything better!
Believe it or not, because of the way that beer is made and fermented, it actually acts as the yeast in this bread, which means that you don’t have to wait hours and hours for the bread to rise. In fact, once all the ingredients are combined, the dough is ready to be put in the oven!
Flavorwise, this bread does have the tiniest hint of beer taste, but I feel the pumpkin and honey really are the stars of the show. It’s truly the right way to include alcohol in your breakfast routine!
To show you just how easy making this delicious bread is, I am excited to share with you my first ever cooking video! Nothing fancy, but I had a ton of fun making it! And the fact that it’s only 1 minute and 44 seconds long should tell you how simple this recipe really is!
Check out the step-by-step instructions for this recipe for Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread below:
And if you want the written, printable instructions, they’re here:
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 12 oz pumpkin ale (I used Dogfish Head Punkin Ale)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease with cooking spray or butter).
- To a large mixing bowl, add both of the flours, the pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, honey and pumpkin puree. Slowly pour the pumpkin ale in and stir to combine everything.
- Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, then slice and serve!
Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
It’s really amazing how easy it is to make bread with beer, isn’t it?