Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Granville Island Beer Bread Recipe

Granville Island Beer Bread

Ingredients Measure
Night Before:
Bread flour 1 1/4 cups
Water (lukewarm) 3/4 cup
Instant yeast 1/4 teaspoon
Day Of:
Bread Flour 4 to 4 1/2 cups
Farmers Sausage 1 1/2 cups
Monterey Jack cheese (grated) 2 - 3 cups
Sugar 1/4 cup
Instant yeast 4 teaspoons
Ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Onion flakes 3 tablespoons
Bottle Beer (room temperature) 1 (12oz)
Olive oil 1/4 cup

The night before combine 1 1/4 of bread flour, 3/4 cup tepid water and 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast, cover with plastic wrap and set aside till next day. The next morning pour the night before mixture into a large bowl. Add in the room temp. bottle of beer, olive oil, dried onion flakes, 1 cup of bread flour, instant yeast, salt, pepper and sugar, with a wooden spoon mix all these ingredients together till well blended. Mix in another 1 1/2cups of flour. Sprinkle some more flour onto a flat surface. Pour out the wet dough onto the floured surface, place a little more flour on top. Start to knead the dough and continue to add a little flour till the dough becomes smooth (a little on the tacky side). Knead the dough for about 8 minutes, then place into a lightly oiled bowl, turn the dough over so all the sides are lightly coated. Cover with plastic and let rise for1 hour or till it has doubled in size. Sprinkle a little flour onto a flat surface and pour out the dough. Add the farmers sausage or any other cooked sausage you like. Add 1 cup of cheese and knead till all incorporated. Cover dough with plastic wrap and allow to rest for another 15 minutes. Afterwards cut dough in half, shape into loaves and place onto a cornmeal parchment lined cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 1 hour. Using a sharp knife score the dough about a inch deep. Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese on top of the loaves. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30-35 minutes or till a thermometer places into middle of loaf reads 180F-190F. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.


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