Want to know how to make your significant other fall even more madly in love with you? Like to the point that they will go out at 9pm to get you chocolate because you’re having really bad cravings but don’t feel like going out yourself?
Bake them this loaf of bread. It’s not just any bread, oh no no, it is two of the greatest things ever combined together: garlic bread and beer. Not only will you S.O. swoon over you and have those lovey dovey sparkly eyes, but your apartment will also smell like heaven.
DISCLAMER: this is one of my last recipes that I made before removing all gluten from my diet. THIS IS NOT GLUTEN FREE. I am in the middle of recipe testing to make this recipe a reality for all of us that can’t consume any gluten. I should have something up by the end of next week, promise!
For this slice of heaven (ha! get it!), you will need
- 2 cups of regular white flour
- 1 cup of oat flour (grind up your oats in a blender to get a fine flour)
- 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 can (355ml) of beer
- 1 to 4 tbsp. cold water IF NEEDED
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
- fresh rosemary (dried if you don’t have any fresh on hand), chopped
For the beer, I suggest only using blonde ales/lagers to or a sweet/light red/amber beer. If you go darker, or stronger, your bread will have more of a bitter finish.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, Parmesan, garlic, and rosemary.
Create a well in the middle and pour in 1/4 cup of butter and your beer and mix everything until there are no more air pockets. If it’s too dry, add in 1 tbsp. of water at a time. You want it to have a semi runny consistency: you want it to hold it’s shape but not be a dry batter.
Pour your batter in a loaf tin lined with parchment paper and drizzle the other 1/4 cup of butter on top. This will give it a nice crunchy crust.
Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 1h15, and wait for your apartment to smell like heaven.
Let it cool down to room temperature before slicing!
We recommend popping the slices in the toaster and spreading a tiny bit of Dijon mustard on a slice before eating it the next day!