Garlic Cheddar Beer Cheese Bread

I know I know, bread isn’t super light.  But, it’s all about balance.  Sometimes you just need a really good piece of bread.  If you’re going to splurge and make a loaf, I REALLY hope you’ll make this one.  I can’t even put into words how amazing this bread is.  It’s cheesy and it has a great beer flavor.  You can definitely taste the garlic but, it doesn’t take over.

This bread would be super with a big bowl of chili, but, let’s be honest, it is fantastic all on it’s own.  This bread so good, it is last meal request worthy.  I cannot say enough about this bread.  The recipe came across my Pinterest feed and I just knew it was going to be delicious.  It originally came from Gimme Some Oven on behalf of Aldi.

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Garlic Cheddar Beer Bread
3 cups Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour
2 tbsp. Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar
1 tbsp. Baker’s Corner Baking Powder
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt
½ tsp. Stonemill Essentials Garlic Powder
2 tbsp. Berryhill Honey or SimplyNature Agave Nectar, slightly warmed
1 bottle (12 ounces) Monterrey Cerveza Beer
1 cup Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese Block, shredded
3 tbsp. Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Grease a bread pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and garlic powder. Using a mixing spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in the shredded cheddar until just combined. (Be careful not to over mix the dough.) Transfer the dough to the pan, and spread it out with a spoon so that it’s roughly level.

Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the pan and brush the melted butter on top of the bread. Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 more minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm

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