Monday, April 15, 2013

Honey Butter "Beer" Bread made with a SECRET ingredient!

This is a SUPER easy, AMAZINGLY quick, and WONDERFULLY moist bread.  I found the original recipe for Buttery Honey Beer Bread from Brown Eyed Baker....but decided to make a fun twist on the main ingredient.  

Instead of using your favorite BEER as in the original recipe....we decided to try....
YES...you are seeing that correctly...SPRITE instead of beer.  Made for a light and tasty bread!

Prep Time:  5 mins
Cook Time: 50-60 mins
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar (original recipe only had 1 tbsp, but we wanted a little sweeter bread)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (12oz) can of Sprite Zero (original recipe used your favorite beer.)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooked

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  OR preheat Big Green Egg grill to around 350 degrees.  (YES, we cooked our bread on our Big Green Egg and it worked perfectly!Grease a 9x5 loaf pan, set aside.  

2.  In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients; both flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  

3.  Add the Sprite Zero and honey and stir with a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined.
4.  Spread the batter evenly in the prepared loaf pan.
5.  Drizzle the melted butter over top of dough.
6.  Place in oven (OR on Big Green Egg) and bake for 50-60 mins until golden brown.






HINTS & TIPS:
1.  Sifting flour will add air to the bread and make a little lighter bread.
2.  When baking on Big Green Egg, we used a cast iron bread pan.  If seasoned properly the bread will pop right out at end of baking time.  
3.  Sugar can be reduced to 1 tbsp.  We bumped it up a little to have a sweeter bread.  But otherwise you could increase the honey instead. 

I love how quick and easy this recipe is.  No worrying about yeast...or rising!  It can be mixed and baked.  Great for a middle of the week bread.  Also would make heavenly french toast (IF there were any left overs the next morning)!

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25 comments:

  1. Oooh, both of these look so tasty.

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    1. Thanks Lisa...it's one of my favorite easy bread recipes to make!

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  2. Yum! this looks amazing! Do you think it would work the same in A Bread machine?

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    1. Jane...actually I do believe it will work. I haven't tried this particular recipe, but I have used Southern Living's beer bread in my bread machine with sprite before.

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    1. Thanks Angela...it tastes great too! :O)

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  4. Hmmm....makes me wonder what other liquids we could try....champagne bread, maybe? :)

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    1. ooooo....champagne bread....would definitely be worth trying. :O)

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  5. Even my beer-drinking husband likes my beer bread with soda instead of beer.

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    1. Haha Julie....mine does too. He tried to create better beer bread than me with his favorite beer, but the Sprite version always wins out!!!

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  6. So excited to see this recipe, Pam!! I used to buy "Beer Bread" mixes from "Tastefully Simple" parties, but haven't been to a party for years and have never seen a from scratch recipe! I always used sprite too as we aren't beer fans :) LOVE that there's no yeast or rising involved! Easy peasy, delicious recipes are the BEST!! Pinned ;) Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. Brenda...that is one of the reasons we went in search of a great "beer" bread recipe. We did the same! :O)

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    2. I wanted to let you know I included your awesome bread in a blog post this morning as one of my favorite pins of the week ;) http://chattingoverchocolate.blogspot.com/2013/04/oh-how-pinteresting.html
      ... Have a lovely day, Pam!

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  7. I never have beer on hand to make beer bread, so going to try this recipe.
    Visiting from TimelessTreasureTrove.com

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    1. I hope you like it as much as we do Terri! :O)

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  8. Oh that looks amazing!! :) Yum Yummy!

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    1. Thanks Mandy...it is my favorite easy bread by far!!!

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  9. Oh goodness, this looks great! I love doing sprite cakes, but I never thought about breads! Cant wait to try this. www.thepinningmama.com

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    1. Oh definitely try it. Tastes better than it looks even!!! :O)

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  10. I never thought of making beer bread with sprite, very clever! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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  11. oh yummy! so good. my sister has a similar recipe and it is amazing! the kids love it more than the beer bread - no surprise there!

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  12. Sprite? That does sound better than beer. May have to try soon.

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