For almost a week now, I have been under the weather. And it has been an uphill battle to say the very least. I have been severely suffering from cabin fever.
And I have been subjected to mixing my vodka with Emergen-C. Trust me it is not my first choice. But alcohol sanitizes, you know.
As a way to combat my ADD’s need to climb the walls, I have been cooking my little heart out. My tiny little kitchen and I have produced pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, almond rosemary crackers, rosemary chicken salad, spicy roasted chic peas and the list goes on.
This afternoon I stumbled upon a recipe for beer cupcakes. Yes, beer cupcakes!
I spent the early evening attempting to wrap my brain around this recipe in a gluten, dairy and soy free fashion. I am 99% sure that I have the cake part of the recipe nailed in my brain, but the frosting and I are having a minor disagreement at the moment. However, I am determined, so competitive me will win.
The recipe did do one thing for me. It seriously pumped me up to cook with beer. Gluten free beer, of course!
And I want some bread in my life, damn it!
So courtesy of Google, I found myself a lovely little recipe that I modified to suit my dietary needs.
Really a toothpick or a skewer? I’m not Betty Crocker, people. And I am pretty sure an Alan wrench works just fine!
And it turned out to be gorgeous!
It has the perfect texture, and is exactly what I have been craving. Beer and bread are two of my favorite things in life.
Gluten Free Beer Bread
3 cups of all purpose gluten free flour
3 teaspoons of xanthan gum
1/3 cup of turbinado sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
4 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder
1 12 ounce gluten free beer (I used Estrella Daura)
1 tablespoon of almond oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
Mix the gluten free flower, xanthan gum, turbinado sugar, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the beer. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush with almond oil and honey. Return to 375 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Why are you not in your kitchen making this right now! Go!!!