It’s no secret that — ’round these parts — we’re into beer. We’ve shown you all the creative ways in which you can drink it, eat it, brew it, and even wear it. Next up on our list? How to bake with it. Winter can be no fun, but a warm slice of home-baked bread makes it bearable. And, of course, two slices makes it twice as nice. As the days get darker and colder, bread calls in for backup. And what better sidekick for a dark rye batter than a long pour of your favorite porter? Whatever you don’t need for the batter is yours for the sipping — warming you right up. Winter? Winter who?
3. Stout and Rye Bread: This rye bread is bolstered with a dark stout and leavened with baking powder — giving it a dense texture, similar to soda bread. Plus, it has flax seeds, so it’s basically a health food. (via The Bite House)
5. Irish Apple Beer Bread: This little loaf is hoppy and just a touch sweet. Its secret weapons are the porter and the apple butter, both of which are stirred right into the batter. Slather this with warm butter or serve it up with corned beef and cabbage. (via A Spicy Perspective)
6. Jalapeño Pale Ale Cornbread: The spicy bites of jalapeño play nicely with the extra punch of hoppy goodness, brought to you by the pale ale in this cornbread recipe. Grab a bowl of chili, and then let a big hunk of this bread do the heavy lifting. (via The Beeroness)
7. Cherry Berry Beer Bread: With fresh cherries and blackberries, this easy, no-rise bread is a no-brainer. Perfect in the summertime, or whenever you’re feeling a little fruity. (via Mangoes and Palm Trees)
12. Beer Bread with Jalapeño + Garlic-Stuffed Olives: This recipe takes a smart approach — keep the batter simple, then spike it with something marvelous. The secret weapon? Double-stuffed jalapeño and garlic olives. Yeah, we’d eat that. (via Four Marrs and One Venus)
13. Rosemary Beer Biscuits with Stout Sausage Gravy: These rosemary buttermilk beer biscuits are great on their own, but top them in a stout-infused sausage gravy and — oh, I don’t know — a runny-yolked egg, and you’ll really have something special. Do want. (via The Beeroness)
16. Beer Pretzel Bowls: Beer, pretzels, and cheese just go together. Maybe you could find something cheesy to put in these beer and pretzel bread bowls to complete the holy trinity. (via Baked By Rachel)
17. Pumpkin Beer Bread: This boozed-up take on the autumn-spice loaf uses a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale as its weapon of choice. Mixed up with roasted pumpkin, ground pecans, and all the cinnamon and nutmeg you could ever wish for, this beer bread is a sure thing. (via Kitchenette)
What’s your favorite brew? And what’s your favorite thing to do with it other than, ya know, drink it? Talk to us in the comments or say hi on Twitter.