Our last six slices of bread went to comfort food today: Grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches for lunch for my two kids and me. In all the planning and preparation for social distancing, I didn’t think much about bread as something necessary. I bought some — but not nearly enough.
Fruits and vegetables? Yup.
Proteins like chicken, ground beef and beans? Yup.
Eggs? You betcha.
But not bread.
And though I could make a good yeasted loaf, I wasn’t able to stock up on flour so we’re careful about where our all-purpose flour is going. There are still pancakes, cookies and treats to make. Fortunately, I have a cupboard full of other flours like cake flour.
I also have self-rising flour, a favorite of mine for making bread and bread-adjacent baked goods. So when someone at The Bangor Daily News mentioned that readers might need an easy bread recipe right now, I knew exactly what recipe I would share.
Also, I totally agreed. I am one of you.
Basic Beer Bread is a simple, quick and easy loaf that can be made in under an hour. Once cooked, it’s perfect for toasting, making sandwiches or transforming into French toast. Basically, if you’d use your typical loaf for something, this loaf can do it too.
Sarah Walker Caron
Sarah Walker Caron is the senior editor, features, for the Bangor Daily News and the editor of Bangor Metro magazine. She’s the author of “Classic Diners of Maine,” and five cookbooks including “Easy...
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