Swiss Beer Bread
PREP: 15 min. • BAKE: 50 min. + cooling MAKES: 1 loaf (12 slices) 4 oz. Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese 3 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
11/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 bottle (12 oz.) beer or
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Divide cheese in half. Cut half into 1/4-in. cubes; shred remaining cheese. In a large bowl, combine next five ingredients. Stir beer into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cubed and shredded cheese.
2. Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
PER SLICE 182 cal., 5g fat (3g sat. fat), 11mg chol., 453mg sod., 28g carb. (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g pro.
This bread is rich in flavor and texture but not greasy like other cheese breads I’ve tried. Don’t expect it to last for long.