If you are one of the *insert outrageously high number here* of people that celebrated the new year with a bottle of booze or two, then chances are you might have some alcohol left over. Turn some of your leftover beer into a delicious bread! If you are like me, and do not drink, then ask your neighbor for a can or bottle of beer! I'm sure they would be happy to oblige.
2 2/3 cup self rising flour (not cake flour)
12 oz beer, freshly opened, chilled or room temperature
Heat oven to 375*. Grease a loaf pan.
Put flour in a medium bowl. Add beer and stir with a rubber spatula just until flour is moistened completely. Scrape into prepared pan.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes until top is lightly browned, the sides pull away from the pan, and pick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then turn out on rack to cool. Cut in 1/2 inch slices to serve. Makes great toast
*For a variation, add these ingredients in with the flour:
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese,
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions,
and 1 1/2 tspn poultry seasoning
Image and recipe courtesy of Woman's Day (womansday.com)