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I found this recipe from a post on Reddit. I was trying to find a way to use up the last of my non-alcoholic beer from my pregnancy, so I was excited to find a way that let us all enjoy it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of bread yeast
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water (~100 degrees F)
  • 1 bottle of beer (N/A Kalibur in this case)
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal
  • Additional flour for dusting (about two tbsps)

Combine hot water, sugar and yeast in large bowl until frothy and aromatic. Add beer, flour and salt to bowl and mix until combined. Dough should be thick, sticky and pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Cover and let rise for about two hours or until doubled in size. Scrape the dough down from the sides and place onto a well floured surface. Flour the top of the dough and form into loaf shape (or break into two smaller loaves, which I could easily have done with this recipe)

Sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal and transfer loaf(ves) to baking sheet. Sprinkle additional flour on top and cover loosely with a towel. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. place a small loaf pan of warm water on lower rack to humidify the oven. Let loaf(ves) rise for 30-40 minutes then cut slit down the top of the loaf(ves) with a sharp knife. Bake approximately 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Enjoy!

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