Saturday, May 16, 2015

Artisan Bread for Dummies

I don't typically eat a lot of bread. But I can't imagine diving into a delicious bowl of soup without a hot loaf of bread as my wingman. But alas, I'm not a baker. In fact, I hate baking. I hate all of the chemistry involved. Until now.

Let me introduce you to Soberdough Brew Bread. They have made it insanely easy to bake a fresh loaf of jaw-dropping artisan bread. And all you need to make it is one bottle of beer and an oven.

For eight bucks, you get a one pound bag of ingredients. You throw it in a bowl, add one bottle of beer and then mix by hand until there is no dry mix remaining. Throw it in a loaf pan and slide it in the oven and you are done.

As of now they have 9 different flavors. I'm particularly fond of Rosemary, as well as Roasted Garlic. It's also really fun to experiment with different types of beer to manipulate the flavor. When you use an IPA in place of a pilsner, the hops completely changes the taste of the bread. They even have a special web page dedicated to different brews to try:

Give Soberdough a shot. It's the easiest way on earth to become a world-class baker. It's fun. It's simple. It's delicious. Go here to see their entire site:

One, 16 ounce bag of Soberdough bread mix
12 ounces of beer


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ and grease a 9" X 5" bread loaf pan.
  2. Add bread mix to a large bowl. Pour beer into mix.
  3. Stir by hand until there is no dry mix left in bowl.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and smooth.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes*. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.

*For a golden, buttery crust: Pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the loaf with 5 minutes left in bake time. Then finish baking.

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