Brown Butter-Ranch Beer Bread

Brown Butter Ranch Beer Bread - Miss in the Kitchen

Life has been a swirl of craziness and I have not been cooking as much as I like to.  So on Sunday evening I went to thinking about what sounded good.  We had some beer in the fridge and decided it had been too long since I had made Beer Bread.  I wanted to change it up a bit and so I made Brown Butter-Ranch Beer Bread.

Browning the butter adds a nuttiness to the bread and the dry Ranch dressing mix adds a ton of flavor.  I added some almonds, sesame seeds and a little Parmesan to the top.  The crunch was great and everyone was snacking on it before I could get supper on the table.

Brown Butter-Ranch Beer Bread - Miss in the Kitchen

Supper on the table is a figure of speech here lately.  It is more like supper where ever you take your plate.  I like it when we eat at the table, but lately the table has been my office and it is A MESS!  I ran out of file folders and so I have some really organized piles.  Yeah. Yay me!

So anyway, enough about my messes.  Get in the kitchen and make this bread.  It’s simple, its DE-licious and it’s easy.  Perfect, right? Just look at all of that crunchy goodness.

Brown Butter-Ranch Beer Bread - Miss in the Kitchen

Browned Butter-Ranch Beer Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (or two packets) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (dry)
  • 12 oz beer (whatever brand you have on hand, I used Coors Light)
  • ¼ cup browned butter*
for topping:
  • ¼ heaping cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced and coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and Ranch dressing mix. Stir together until well combined.
  3. Add beer and browned butter and stir together.
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. In a small bowl combine Parmesan cheese, almonds, sesame seeds and pepper. Sprinkle over bread batter and press down very lightly.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes to one hour.
  7. Remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool.
  8. Slice spread with butter to serve.
  9. * To brown butter: place in a small pan or skillet and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until browned bits are formed. Remove from heat.

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