Simple Gourmet - Cheesy Beer Bread

Simple Gourmet - Cheesy Beer Bread

Our U of I chef is back with a taste of Michigan in Simple Gourmet, Cheesy Beer Bread.

Basic Beer-Cheese Bread

This savory quick bread pairs well with soup or chili and is ideal for an open house or casual get-together.
Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2008

•Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Ingredients
•1 tablespoon olive oil
•1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
•1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
•1 garlic clove, minced
•13.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 cups)
•3 tablespoons sugar
•2 teaspoons baking powder
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
•1 (12-ounce) bottle lager-style beer (such as Budweiser)
•Cooking spray
•2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion to pan; cook 10 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in pepper and garlic; cook 1 minute.
3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; make a well in center of mixture. Add onion mixture, cheese, and beer to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
4. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle 1 tablespoon butter over batter. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon butter over batter. Bake an additional 25 minutes or until deep golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basic-beer-cheese-bread-10000001853977/


UPCOMING EVENTS at the Spice Box:
April 9 Asian Fusion
April 11 U.P. North: The Cuisine of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
April 16 German Biergarden
April 18 French Inspired

Alyssa's menu for Friday, April 11:
PRIX FIXE ($23)
Adikameg (Whitefish) Croquettes Sautéed, golden-brown Whitefish cakes drizzled with a refreshing lemon aioli
Michigan Harvest Salad Spring mix, dried cherries, thinly sliced apples, slivered almonds, and blue cheese crumbles drizzled with a cherry vinaigrette dressing
Traditional Yooper Pasty (past-ee) A Yooper staple. Chopped steak, potatoes, onion, and rutabaga wrapped in a flaky pastry and served with sweet ketchup and brown gravy on the side.
Better-Than-Mackinac Fudge Trio A trio of maple, black walnut, and plain chocolate fudge made exclusively by the meal manager courtesy of Del’s Express Popcorn Shop in Mount Zion, IL

SPECIAL ($15)
Michigan Harvest Salad Spring mix, dried cherries, thinly sliced apples, slivered almonds, and blue cheese crumbles drizzled with a cherry vinaigrette dressing
Chippewa “Three Sisters” Chowder Made with the Native American trio called the Three Sisters: mandaamin (corn), mashkodesiminag (beans), and okosimaan (squash). A creamy, hearty vegetarian dish served with a biscuit known as bannock
Better-Than-Mackinac Fudge Trio A trio of maple, black walnut, and plain chocolate fudge made exclusively by the meal manager courtesy of Del’s Express Popcorn Shop in Mount Zion, IL

SPECIALTY DRINK
Barley Pop (aka beer) Bell’s Third Coast Beer – A golden beer with American hops contributing to a crisp, refreshing taste. Brewed in Comstock, Michigan $4.00
RESERVATIONS

Reservations are available in half-hour time slots at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30. Slots are released periodically. To make a reservation, please call 217-333-6520.


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