this is (drum roll please)...asiago cheese beer bread! i was introduced by my friend emily (via cooking light) from recipe club, who by the way is getting married next friday : ) now, i don't like beer. not even one sip. but throw it in bread or chili and i'm a fan. try this rich recipe with a hearty fall soup or stew. you won't regret it.

Basic Asiago Beer Bread
1 T. olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 t. black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups all purpose flour
3 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup shredded asiago cheese
1 12. oz bottle Peroni Italian beer
cooking spray
2 T. melted butter, divided

1. preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. heat oil in a small skillet over med-low heat. add onion to pan; cook 10 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. stir in pepper and garlic; cook one minute.
3. lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with knife. combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. make a well in the center of mixture. add onion mixture, cheese and beer to flour mixture, stirring until just moist.
4. spoon batter into loaf pan coated with cooking spray. drizze 1 T. butter over batter. bake for 35 minutes. drizzle remaining 1 T. butter over batter and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. cool in pan 5 minutes. remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

photo via here. other variations on the recipe available on link too!


the bearded one said...

thanks for the wonderful cooking! you're the best. love you!

leslie.conner said...

I'm going to have to try that! I adore your blog, by the way. I only wish I could be so cute, thrifty, and entertaining...

kitchendoor said...

Oh man, that looks tasty. I'm definitely going to give it a shot with some tomato soup.