Quick and easy beer bread recipe: Bock beer and honey bread

Warm hints of caramel and biscuit. Soft texture, intense flavour, rich honey aftertaste. Are you looking for a delicious and quick beer-bread recipe? Great: you are in the right place! Let’s cook a tasteful, easy bread with Italian Bock beer and Italian honey.

No, this is not another boring beer tasting. This post is a recipe of delicious homemade bread, made with beer. If you like the sweet hints of honey, a pretty strong malty, nutty, biscuit taste, you will fell in love with a soft and warm slice of this Bock beer and honey bread.

Ready? Let’s bake!

Total time: about 4 hours

Ingredients: (for a 750 gr/ 27 oz bun)

  • Bock beer- 330 ml/ 12 oz
  • Warm water- 280 ml/ 10 oz
  • Extra virgin olive oil- 30 gr/ 1 oz
  • Honey- 15 gr/ 0,5 oz (if you prefer a softer honey aroma, rearrange: half honey, and half sugar). I choose chestnut honey of a local beekeeper. #supportlocal!
  • Salt- 15 gr/ 0,5 oz
  • 0 Wheat flour- 300 gr/ 10,5 oz
  • Wholegrain flour- 180 gr/ 6,30 oz
  • Yeast- 20 gr/ 0,7 oz
  • Poppy seeds, soft toasted sesame seeds (if you want, you can add other types of healthy seeds!)- 30 gr/ 1 oz

Steps:

  1. Boil the Bock beer for about 5 minutes (the alcohol will evaporate).
  2. In a big bowl add the warm water to the warm beer.
  3. Add the ingredients exactly as in the order you read above, in the Ingredients list (it’s pretty easy, nah?)
  4. Knead.
  5. The dough must then be left to rise in the bowl for a minimum of one hour. Cover the bowl with a clean cotton mop.
  6. Knead the dough.
  7. Put the dough in an oven pan and cover it with the mop.
  8. Let it leave for about 1 hour (you can repeat leaving and kneading for 5 times if you want a more digestible, softer bun).
  9. Preheat the oven at 220°C.
  10. Baked to 220°C for 20 minutes, then reduces to 200°C for 30/40 minutes. As always, take a look at the bun! Different ovens work differently, so watch the bread crust colour: when you see a golden-brown crust, the Bock beer & honey bread is ready!
  11. Enjoy!
The Italian Craft Beer- Bock Beer & Honey Bread- boiling Bock beer
The Italian Craft Beer- Bock Beer & Honey Bread- leavening
The Italian Craft Beer- Bock Beer & Honey Bread
The Italian Craft Beer- Bock Beer & Honey Bread

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