Ask me what I would take onto a deserted island if I could only have one food and you’ll get the same answer every single time. Hot fresh bread. Sourdough, french, pumpernickel, rye, I don’t discriminate. If it’s fresh from the oven, a shmear of butter across the slice, I’ll bite without question.
Bread isn’t really what I would call a “quick” recipe. It takes time to rise, time to punch out, and time to roll into the perfect loaf. Let’s face it, sometimes we just don’t have that kind of time. Ok, who am I kidding, on a weeknight I never have that kind of time. It doesn’t make me crave bread any less though, so I decided to concoct a quick weeknight recipe for those evenings when you want a slice of “fresh from the oven” sustenance but don’t have the time to put forth all the love and care that typically is required to get the desired result.
This recipe uses baking powder in place of yeast to allow for an instant lift while cooking, therefore eliminating all the time required for rising and punching. But wait, there’s more. You didn’t think I’d actually stop there did you? I wanted to give my loaf a little flavor kick so I snuck in a couple glugs of beer and a heaping handful of cheese.
Welcome back to the weeknight rotation my butter loving friend. You’ve been sorely missed.
Let’s cook up a loaf, shall we?