Not all breads take the whole day to make. With these quick recipes, bread can be served piping hot in less than an hour. This mix produces a dense loaf with a textured, crunchy crust, excellent for snacks and perfect as an accompaniment for hearty dishes like gumbo, stew, or pasta. Cut thick slices and serve hot from the oven. ...This recipe contributed by Sarah Liberta of HERBS by Sarah, Baton Rouge, LA.
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp dried herbs or 2 tbsp fresh herb blend
- 12 ounces warm beer (room temperature)
- 3 tbsp butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 350° F. Generously butter a 9" by 5" loaf pan (about 1 tbsp butter) and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, and herbs in a 2-quart bowl. Stir briefly to mix thoroughly. Add beer and gently fold it into dry ingredients just until the mixture is evenly moistened, do not over-mix. Pour the mixture into the pan and dot with the remaining butter. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve immediately with an herbed butter or cheese spread.