For a recipe that comes together quicker than a craving, try this Hard Cider Beer Bread with Berries. Five minutes and a bottle of Angry Orchard is all you need to add a fruity twist to this soft, fluffy bread bursting with fresh raspberries and blueberries.
Let’s just take a minute to savor the season. Not fall, I’m already two months into my pumpkin spice latte celebrations. No, today I’m talking about prime time for hard apple cider season. How everyone doesn’t pick the crisp, sweet taste of hard cider over skunky, yeasty beer is beyond me.
In the early days of the American colonies, when water quality was crap, everybody drank hard cider. Even little kids guzzled it by the gallon. Just imagine all the pint-sized settlers drinking pints of hard cider! Now America runs on Dunkin’, but back then it ran on fruity hooch.
History is cool, but you know what’s even cooler? Dumping a bottle of cider beer into quick bread batter and watching it bubble up like a bong. It’s Kitchen Science 101, fizzy beer serves as a leavening agent in place of yeast. And, let us not forget, also adds all the boozy apple flavor.
At it’s core, this hard cider bread is all about the apples. But since I’m all about fresh berries, they’re getting tossed into the mix too. Packing blueberries and raspberries into the batter makes this soft, fluffy bread berrylicious. Have a buttered slice for breakfast or drown it in a raspberry glaze for a perfect after-dinner dessert.
Either way, it only takes five minutes of your time to prep Hard Cider Beer Bread with Berries. And there’s no wrong time to enjoy a golden-crusted slice.