Monday, September 12, 2011

Beer Bread made by my BIG Boys

For Christmas we bought my husband a supper sized bottle... of mixture for beer bread.  Well it sat around, for longer than I want to admit.  Obviously this gift was not a hit.

Evan had been asking for a while to make it all summer long.  All HOT summer long where I turned on the oven as little as possible.  But the other day was cool.  So when Daddy went to bed each boy decided to make a meal for him.  Evan wanted to make the bread, Gregory wanted to help.  Here is our traumatic cooking experience...

(Remember they are only 6 & 8 though)

Absolutely and joyfully Evan gathered the ingredients to make beer bread.

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Wait didn't I say BEER Bread?  Well we are not beer drinkers.  We do not have any beer in the house nor do we ever.  I am not opposed to buying it, but I buy  it a can at a time for what ever recipe needs it.  However this was on Sunday and I don't even know if you can buy beer here on Sunday plus I had all 4 kids and I hate leaving them in the car while I go to the bar.  JUST KIDDING!! no need to call me in. :)

But in small print on the back it said for a lighter flavor you can substitute beer for gingerale and we do have that.

The big fake beer bottle came with a bottle opener that has since been lost so I grabbed the can opener.  It had a hook on it that look like it was to open bottle caps.  The boys were so excited. They wanted to open the bottle.  Why not?  I did not even guess what was coming ahead.

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Evan what is that puzzled look on your face for?  You look worried?  Why?

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Oh I see!!  You two are 6 & 8 and have NO idea how to open a beer bottle let alone with a can opener.  I would have been worried too.

Acually it was the funniest thing.  I never even imagined this would happen.  But as Gregory popped the top it blew up and beer bread powder batter went every where.  A cloud of flour covered the boys and the kitchen.

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They were covered.

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They could not have laughed more.

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But we recouped and got back to cooking.

Evan poured what was left of the mix into a bowl.

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Gregory poured in 12 oz. of gingerale opposed to 12 oz. of beer.

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It bubbled up.  It looked more like a science experiment that something I want to eat.

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The directions said clearly DO NOT over mix.  Mix until just moisten and then pour into a greased pan.  Well I really never do a greased pan when it comes to baking.  I always line it with brown sugar. I don't know why, but it make it better.  I don't know who thought me that but that you.

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I poured the barely mixed just moistened batter into the pan.  I did spread it out and it looked... Lumpy.

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I sure hope this taste better than it looks.

pop it in the oven at 450 for 20 minutes or until done.

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And at the end you know it was not bad with a touch of melted butter and help of the best big boys!

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1 comment:

Michelle said...

Priceless! Loved the pics and the story. :)

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