I'm not a fan of football.
I know, this somehow means I am unAmerican.
And while the entire country is in a frenzy of the Superbowl this weekend, I am all, "but the last episode of Series 3 of Sherlock is on Sunday night!"
I may not be a fan of football, but I am a fan of any activity that revolves around a party with food. I won't be watching the Big Game, but I am happy to attend a party where I can bring food and eat food and hang out with people doing the same thing. I love the excuse to look up new recipes and turn my oven on!
For the past few parties we've hosted, I've been enjoying a very simple but tasty recipe. A friend of mine is related to a Tastefully Simple consultant. And at a sampling party, I was introduced to Beer Bread. The Tastefully Simple version is a mix that you just dump a bottle of beer into. It was hearty and slightly sweet and went with every dip we were sampling.
A few weeks ago when we were having people over, I wanted to make something along the lines of beer bread. I never purchased the mix from Tastefully Simple, but I figured it couldn't be too hard to make.
Oh boy, was I right!
3 ingredients. THREE. To make the most delicious bread you've ever had. Like, Chica could make this bread if she wanted to. I figured I better share it today since many of you will be on the lookout for Superbowl Party recipes. And friends?
You need to make this bread.
Now, it's 3 ingredients if you have self-rising flour on hand. I never do, but with 2 extra ingredients (that everyone has in their pantry) you can make self-rising flour yourself. So for some of you, this will be a 5 ingredient recipe.
Either way, it's still simple as spit.
- 3 cups of self-rising flour (OR 3 cups of regular flour plus 3 3/4 tsp baking powder + 3/4 tsp salt)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 12oz bottle of beer (any beer will do)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk until well incorporated. Pour in the beer. Mix with a wooden spoon. It will be sticky. Place dough into a bread pan greased with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake for 55 minutes or until the top is crisp and golden brown.
What's a yummy bread without a dip to enjoy it with? Here is a roundup of my favorite dips from Pinterest:
Stephanie Anderson's pin on Pinterest.
It even works with dessert-y dips:
Now as you are preparing food for Superbowl, make sure you are being safe. Foodsafety.gov is my go-to resource for food safety information, like the tips on this fantastic infographic:
Eat up and be safe!
Now inspire me with YOUR recipes:
What are YOUR go-to appetizers, dips and desserts for the Superbowl?