there’s something about seeing your house filled with people you love, something about feeding people, especially on days when it seems like you can’t make a dent in any of the larger, more theoretical challenges in life. – shauna niequist
I really like food.
What I love so much about food is that it brings people together and usually makes people happy. I love having people over, creating things in the kitchen, and laughing around the table as we all partake.
This fool-proof recipe came from a friend a few years ago and is one of my favorite indulgences to throw together a few times a year to have with breakfast, a snack, a late night snack, you know…let’s call it what it is, a calorie laden guilty pleasure that takes 3 minutes to get in the oven.
Honey Beer Bread
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
12 ounces of room temperature beer [not light, I usually use Shiner or Shiner blonde]
1/2 stick butter
honey to taste
Comine flour, sugar, baking powder and then add beer. Pour into lightly greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes or until the top has a touch of golden color, remove and pour melted butter over top of loaf and return to oven for 15-20 minutes or until loaf is golden.
This is best enjoyed fresh from the oven with a dab of honey. You can thank me later.