Hellllo!!! Welcome to Magical Simplicity's first food post featuring my lovely sister Katie! We are excited to jump into a new series for you. (Don't be fooled though, I am definitely the one benefitting most from this endeavor.) (I get all the left overs.) We thought we'd start you off with a simple recipe: Beer Bread. My family loves bread. I don't mean like. We. Love. Bread.  How much? I didn't know that built-in "bread drawers" weren't standard for all American kitchens until I was in college. What's cool about this recipe is that the beer acts as your yeast - so you don't need to let it rise & it's only six ingredients. Let's get started :)

You will need:

  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 can or bottle of Beer

(Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.) I'm going to include this step because I didn't know how to sift flour (smirk emoji). So, you need one of these tiny little strainers (above). I'm told it's called asieve. Before you measure out your flour you want to shake it through the sieve. Katie says this is what makes the bread fluffy (I've never done this step in the past + can confirm it makes a big difference). So, sift your flour and measure out 3 cups.

Now add the rest of your dry ingredients: 1T baking powder, 2T sugar, 1t salt. Stir to combine.

Add honey (2T) and beer (1 can)(any beer will do, but lagers + ales are best) (I, however, have a true love for Mad Tree's PshycHOPathy that I could not betray).

Stir gently until just combined. Dump into greased loaf pan. 

Bake 45 minutes - 1 hour.

& enjoy! This is the best bread in the land & the perfect side, always. But you know what it goes best with? Vegetarian Chili. Recipe coming next week :) Update:  here it is!