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Return of the Beer Bread

Okay, I know how I said I hate beer bread, but it turned out to be a lie.  Beer bread is lightning fast compared to regular yeast bread and it's also yummy.  But, my food-loving friends, there is a little secret to making yummy beer bread that doesn't taste like salty cake.  Shhh... it's bread flour.

Bread flour makes beer bread chewy and delicious.  Here is my new favorite recipe that I've finagled through a myriad of experimenting.

Stacey's Cheddar Onion Beer Bread Ingredients
2c bread flour, organic
1c whole wheat flour, organic
1 tbs baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar, organic
1 tsp dried dill
4.5 oz cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed small
12 oz beer (I use the cheap Simple Times stuff from Trader Joe's)
2 tbs olive oil, organic
2/3c onions sauteed/caramelized in 2 tbs butter (2 small yellow onions, or 1 large)

Loaf pan

First, chop the onions and caramel them in the butter and then set them aside.  Then preheat the oven to 375F.  Mix the dry ingredien…