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7.29.2012

Meet Brooke from Covered in Grace

Hello Lovely Framed Frosting Readers!

My name is Brooke and I'm the girl behind the blog at Covered in Grace. There, I write about life as a mother, student, military wife, photog wannabe, writer and Jesus lover. My blog centers around my faith and all the things that I love. I would love it if you'd stop by and visit me from time to time!


Today, I a have something yummy to share with you all. It's made with one of my favorite recipes and so easy to do. I've been meaning to share it with blogland for quite a while, so when Danielle asked me to share a recipe, I knew that this was the one! It's called CRACK BREAD! Ha! You could say that it gets it's name because the loaf is all "cracked" apart, but really, I dubbed it Crack Bread because once you eat it, you can't stop, you might say that it's a smidge addicting. 

This recipe is really a two-for-one. The bread is made from my favorite beer bread recipe, and then it's chopped up and smothered with awesomeness that will linger in the memories of the lucky people that get to eat it for a long, long time. I get more requests for and compliments on this savory snack than almost anything else. The dudes drool over it and the ladies loooove it. So, with out further adieu, I'm going to jump right into the recipes. 


Like I said, the base of this recipe is made from my favorite, and go to, beer bread. This loaf stands on it's own. I make this so often to accompany our meals, or to take to potlucks. We always have the ingredients in the house.


Almost any beer will do: expensive or cheap, domestic or import. But...try to stay away from beers like Heineken or Corona. They give the bread a strange flavor. I love using hefeweizens, and beers like Blue Moon Belgian White give the bread a wonderful taste. But, cheap domestics like Miller or Bud work and PBR makes a great bread. Ha! Today, I used the Miller Lite. The hubs wanted to actually drink his Deschutes. 

So, I said this recipe was easy right? To make it, you just dump all of the {bread} ingredients, (flour, sugar, beer) into a bowl and mix it up. The batter will be sticky and stiff, but it should pull right out of the bowl when you go to move it into the loaf pan.

Before you put the dough into the pan, make sure you grease it down very well. I like things to be easy when I'm in the kitchen, so I use Pam Olive Oil Spray. The baked loaf will fall right out of the pan and there is virtually no scraping to be done at clean up.


Now usually, before I pop this sucker into the oven, when I'm making regular beer bread, I melt a stick of butter and pour it all over the dough. It gives the crust a delicious golden, buttery crunch (that I'm totally drooling over as I type this). But...we're making crack bread, so we're saving the butter for later. Pop the pan into the oven @ 350° for 50 minutes. 

When it comes out, it should look like this. And...your house will smell amazing. 


Let it cool for about 15 minutes or so, depending on how long you have until you want to serve it. Then...apply the crack. Bacon. Cheese. Ranch. Butter. 

You need to chop the loaf into cubes first. I have found that it's easiest to put the loaf in a casserole dish and then cut. 


The crack part of this recipe consists of: melted butter with 1-2 tBsp of ranch dip mix/seasoning mixed in, 4-5 pieces of crumbled bacon, and 1/2-1 cup of shredded cheese. First, mix the butter and ranch (I only use about 1 & 1/2 Tsp's of ranch-I like a lot less than some people, but some of my friends prefer when I go a little heavy on the stuff,) and then pour evenly over the bread. Then layer the bacon and cheese evenly and garnish with chopped green onions if you'd like. I like it. Makes it pretty. Ha! 

Then pop it back in the oven for about 20 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve warm, and try to get a piece yourself before it disappears! 


Yaya! Now you're done. Crack Bread is BOMB. I wanted to take a really pretty photo of the bread on a little dish with some great lighting and maybe a nice cold one next to it...but the family swarmed in and started devouring the stuff...and then the neighbors trickled in and helped to finish it off. It was gone in less than fifteen minutes. 

I hope you'll try it out. I'm sure you'll love it. And just in case you want to add my favorite beer bread to recipe box as well, here's the basic recipe for you too. 


Feel free to download/right-click-save the recipe cards and print them out for your personal use. =)

And give me a shout if you try out the recipe!! I want to thank Danielle for having me today!
This was definitely a fun post to do. Love yer face! Xoxo




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5 comments:

  1. My goodness! My mouth is watering! I can't wait to try this for the future hubs! He will die of greatness lol!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Xo,
    Amy @ herecomesthebelle.blogspot.com

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  2. I need to try this bread...it looks delicious!

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  3. That looks really yummy!!

    Just came across your blog! Super cute!

    New follower :)
    Look forward to continue reading!

    xo
    Christina
    Livinglaughinglovingx3.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds delicious! Wow! I definitely wanna try this crack bread!

    Lesley byporchlight.blogspot.com

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