Golden Beer Bread
Before New Year’s revelry of any kind begins, make this Golden Beer Bread. It only benefits from letting the flavors of the chiles, beer, and cheese meld for a day. When ready to serve, just slice and eat (it goes great with the Black-Eyed Pea Chili Verde), or toast it and slather with butter.
Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Sauté onion and jalapeño in oil in a skillet over medium heat, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and pepper in a bowl, then form a well in the center. Add onion mixture, beer, and cheese to well; stir until combined (batter will be thick).
Transfer dough to prepared pan; smooth top with a spatula. Brush 1 Tbsp. butter over dough and bake 35 minutes. Brush loaf top with remaining 1 Tbsp. butter. Bake beer bread until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes more.
Cool bread in pan 5 minutes, then turn out bread onto a rack to cool completely, 1–2 hours.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 533mg 22%
Carbs 24g 8%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.