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Beer Bread

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Beer Bread

I'm starting to experiment with Beer breads. 

This was the first Bread that I made:

100% Whole Wheat Beer Bread:

 

1 1/4 cups Dark BrouCzeck Beer

3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt

4 Cups of 100% Whole Wheat Frour

1 1/3 Packets of Red Star Active Dry Yeast

 

I produced a decent Dark Brown Bread with a slightly musky flavor.  The inside is very moist.

It didn't rise as much as I wanted but did form a Bread shape.

 

 

I am now making a second Beer Bread:

 

Whole Wheat Chestnut Bread:

 

1 1/4 cups Dark BrouCzeck Beer

3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 chopped Roasted Chestnuts

3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt

2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose (non bleached) Flour

1 2/2 cups of 100% Whole Wheat Flour

1 1/3 Packets of Red Star Active Dry Yeast

 

I'll post again later or tomorrow to let you know how it came out.

It is rising a lot more than the 100% Whole Wheat Bread.  It is going to be a big Bread.  I am hoping that the Chestnut Flavor will complement the Beer.

 

 

 

 

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The first Bread was much better with a heartier flavor.

 

The second Bread had very little taste.