FO Friday: Honey Beer Bread

It’s Friday and I get to show off my latest finished thing. This one is finished alright, but it’s more “failure” than finished. Wednesday, I found a simple recipe for Honey Beer Bread. And considering I had a ton of honey and leftover beer, I figured I’d give it a try. 40 minutes later, this came out of the oven:

You’re probably asking yourself what’s wrong. It looks delicious enough. I didn’t think anything was wrong until I cut off a piece to eat. It was still slightly raw. Not raw enough to show up when I slid the knife in it, but just raw enough to make it taste funny. I put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes but it was still a little underdone. Back in for another 5 and it’s still raw. I finally gave up and tossed it. I hate to waste food but raw is raw. Reviewing the recipe now, I see that I made another mistake. I poured the melted butter INTO the batter, not on top of the batter.

I have the most terrible luck with breads and my mom does too. Her father was her town’s baker but she never learned the trade since it was considered man’s work. And to be fair, she said she was often too busy playing to really pay attention if he did attempt to show her. So I blame her and I blame the fact that trades are learned and not genetically inherited. The baking bread did make the house smell really good so I’m going to try making this again and just letting it sit for a full hour. And following the directions correctly.

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9 Responses to FO Friday: Honey Beer Bread

  1. Bread is HARD. I’m perpetually misreading recipes…they should make some pills to fix that or something.

  2. I’m always mis-reading the directions and skipping over things that I THINK I understand, but don’t. At least with knitting you can rip out your mistakes, baking is a whole other story.

  3. It’s always sad to go through all that work and have it not come out right. Almost any attempt at baking on my part comes out that way. Better luck next time!

  4. Bread is tough to make. But it sounds like an interesting try :).

  5. Boo! Sorry to hear about your trash bin bread. I would love to bake our bread, but the altitude thing scares me. Good luck with the next loaf!

  6. Bread is one of those things that requires lots of practice. http://kingarthurflour.com has great instructions online and their recipes are easy to follow and very tasty. I hope you’ll try again because nothing tastes better than fresh homemade bread straight from the oven.

  7. I hate it when my recipes don’t work out! Hopefully the next time you try the bread it’ll come out good.

  8. that was *hate* not have :)

  9. Don’t you have when you try a new recipe and it doesn’t come out the way you planned! I’ve done that plenty of times, but always trying to new recipes :)

    Good luck on the next batch of bread!

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