Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter Ale Chocolate Chip Bread

This is my version of the cookies portion of milk and cookies because Santa probably wants an adult snack. Inspired by my love for winter ales, this Santa approved beer bread consisting of winter ale, cocoa nibs and dark chocolate comes together in a jiffy. I chopped up a few bars of dark chocolate and used brown sugar and fresh ground whole wheat flour to give a wholesome touch. This bread is in the banana bread/pumpkin bread/zucchini bread territory, but more complex and a good excuse to eat beer in the morning alongside a cup of coffee.

Winter Ale Chocolate Chip Bread

1 cup AP flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 12 oz bottle of your favorite winter brew (I used Jubelale)
1 tsp salt
3/4 dark brown sugar
6 oz Greek yogurt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa nibs, finely chopped
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or roughly chopped dark chocolate bars

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl.

  • Add the wet ingredients and mix well until there are no lumps.

  • Stir in the cocoa nibs and chocolate chips

  • Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Bake for 50-60 minutes.

  • Cool briefly, if you can wait that long.

    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

    Perfect idea - I bet Santa will leave extra presents for you in exchange of this "adult" snack. Will you leave it out with a beer? ;)

    Mary Bergfeld said...

    This really looks good. I've never seen this combination before and am curious enough to give it a try. I hope your holiday is proceeding apace.Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

    mia maria said...

    Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!

    Helen said...

    Wow! This is incredible! No yeast bread since you're using beer! The results look awesome! Merry Christmas Anna and all the best to you and yours during this holiday season!

    Lenia said...

    It looks so yummy!Merry Christmas,Annoula mou!

    Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

    It looks delicious Anna! Merry Xmas!

    Ruth Abatzoglou said...

    Ya Sou! Loved your cooking tonight. You are the best.

    Love mom

    Carol Robertson said...

    Hi Anna,
    Your turkey was absolutely great! It was wonderful to see you and Justin. I am sorry I didn't get time with you but soon, I hope. I am happy for you both. Had fun with your mom here at grandpa's tonight. --love, Aunt Carol

    Banana Wonder said...

    Laura - Yes, of course I left it out with plenty of brewski. You KNOW!

    Mary - Thanks, I hope you have a great holiday!

    Mia xara - Thank you and happy new year to you!

    Helen - Yeap, no yeast in sight, gotta love that beer magic. Did you make anything yummy this Xmas? I hope you enjoyed! And thanks so much for always reading my blog and leaving such insightful comments :-)

    Lenia - Xronia polla!!

    Peter - Thanks my friend. I always wonder when you'll be coming back to n. america, specially, the Pacific Northwest

    Mom - Thanks :-) I am glad it worked out. I will gladly make the next turkey :-)

    Carol - Thanks Aunt Carol. It was so great to see you and I hope we will meet again (Oregon???)