"Bread is the staff of life, but beer is life itself." -anonymous
3 cups of all purpose unbleached flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
big pinch of kosher salt
1 tablespoon of softened butter
1 can or bottle of beer
Pre-heat the over to 375 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl with wooden spoon. Slowly pour in the entire beer until well incorporated. Grease and flour a bread tin and pour in the batter using your spoon or spatula to lightly spread it into the corners. Place bread into the oven for one hour. After 10-15 minutes when the bread first sets, brush the top of the loaf with the butter. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick or skewer into the center of bread, making sure it comes out clean.
My bread had a tart bitterness to it that I quite enjoyed. I ate two slices of it around a sharp aged cheddar and sipped on a dry red Greek table wine. To combat that bitter flavor, add a spoon of sugar to your dough or use a sweeter beer. You could also just as easily top a toasted slice with butter, jam or honey. It's a nice thing to share with the neighbors. I saved a bit for breakfast this morning and look forward to topping it off with a fried egg, sunny side up. Enjoy!