Penzy Beer BreadI have found the greatest source for the highest quality spices. Penzy Spices has a home office in Wauwatosa, WI. They have retail stores throughout the United States and also publish a catalog listing their great selection of spices and spice blends along with recipes. Shipping is free on a thirty dollar order or more. About four or more times a year they offer a free gift with a purchase. With the winter catalog, if you bring in the included coupon you receive a coffee mug. With a mail order the mug is also included. The previous Holiday catalog included a five-dollar coupon for a discount on two different gift collections of spices.
Penzy's Beer Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1-1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon oregano, or basil,
or cracked rosemary
1 12oz bottle beer at room temperature
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and herbs if using. Add the beer and stir until blended. Pour the batter in a loaf pan (5 x 9 or 4 1/2 X 8 1/2) and bake for 1 hour. Combine the butter and garlic if using. When finished baking, pour the butter mixture over the top. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes before removing. Bread cuts easier when cool.