This is a recipe for yeast-raised beer bread.
2 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast, or 4 1/2 teaspoonsactive dry yeast
3 3/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup flat beer
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon caraway seed
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/4 cups rye flour
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a saucepan, heat beer, honey and butter until warm. Stir into the yeast mixture with caraway seed, salt, garlic powder, and 1 1/4 cup rye flour. Beat until smooth. Add up to 3 3/4 cups more flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth. Shape into a ball and place into a greased 8-inch round pan, turning once to coat.
- Cover, and let rise for about 45 minutes.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Remove from pan and cool on a rack.
Makes 1 loaf.
*Or you may substitute with 3 cups all purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.