Bread

Jalapeño-Cheddar beer bread

My mom is an avid baker, with homemade bread one of her favorite things to prepare. While she’s known for slow-rising loaves made with yeast or her sourdough starter, there was a period when I was young where she got into making quick loaves leavened with beer.

Now, beer bread has a long history in Texas, a tradition that most likely began with the German immigrants, as most early recipes and reports hail from Central Texas, where many of these Europeans settled. Beer was found in a variety of breads, such as yeast bread, biscuits, and even raisin . . .

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