This is a very easy bread to make.
I wasn't sure what beer to use and had discussion with Jeniffer and Catherine on Facebook as to what type of beer to use. Finally I decided to use this Kilkenny Irish Beer which my husband said is half-light-half dark (?.. how to describe it correctly? I am not a beer drinker..) The left over beer I pour into a glass for my husband to drink. I sipped a bit..(otherwise hives will pay a visit soon) and I find this beer quite mild and not too bitter.
Notice the KA bread flour?
Ya.. I bought another packet..and this time it was ok..so I used it for this beer bread.
I had extra sourdough left over so I threw it into the dough as well and mixed together. :p
After mixing and leave to proof
I baked into 2 small boules.
Quite a flavorful and nice bread. Easy to make too. Except somehow I can still taste the beer. There is a slight bitter after-taste of the beer when I eat the bread. Maybe I always eat bread on its own without any butter or jam..so the flavor was more pronounced? My husband ate some and said it was good. He said the slight beer taste is not really noticeable.
I need to learn to eat bread with cheese, butter, jam etc.. and not as a snack like I always do. Actually, I have a very bad habit .. I like to eat the crust of the bread and not in the inside of the bread. :P Now that I bake my own bread, I force myself to eat everything. Otherwise, I will be eating only the crust and throwing away the insides. I prefer crusty part more...more chewy and crunchy. That's why I say I like crunchy apples.. crunchy unripe persimmons, crunchy peach, crunchy pears... you get the idea...