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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Communications and recipes

  After hearing that there are actually people that read my blog, I have a little more passion for keeping this up. It's a fantastic opportunity to pass out information that I otherwise wouldn't have an audience for. Well, honestly, I probably don't have an audience for it, but hey, readership of 1 isn't too bad. (-;

  In any case one thing I should pass on is that UBC fees were due on the 8th. Of course, they don't tell you - no mail, no email, not even a pigeon with a note tied to it's feet. There isn't even a bill. You just have to sign in online, and poke around till you find it. Don't they have a faculty of communication studies poking about somewhere?

  The other thing I wanted to post is a recipe. I have no idea where I got it, but it's well worth posting - and now that I'm in grad school again, it's even appropriate.

Beer Bread

3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) can of beer


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Grease a 9x5x3 pan
  3. Combine all ingredients (dry first, wet last)
  4. Place in pan (don't pack down)
  5. bake 1 hour

Optional: Add herbs and seeds to give it different flavours (I love crushed rosemary in it)
Optional: Smear with melted butter on the top, with 10 minutes left in baking time.

  I've tried with a couple of different beers: Corona gives a light bread, kinda flavourless; Guiness makes a bread that's almost like a rye; Hoegaarden gives a fantastically yeasty flavour to it, and is definitely my favourite!

  Happy cooking!


Blogger me said...

You have a reader!!! zomg! ;)

So, beer bread... I wonder what Sleeman's Honey Brown would taste like in there... Although I do love Guinness and I do love rye.. hummm

January 18, 2007 9:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger Anthony said...

How Ironic... I actually have a single bottle of Sleeman's Honey Brown in the fridge. Alas, I'm saving that for tonight's canucks's game, so that's an experiment that'll have to wait. (-;

January 18, 2007 9:23:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you have another reader, and one who has committed to your new years resolutions!

January 19, 2007 5:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger me said...

aww, well.. since I don't have any honey brown, I can't really try it... I have vodka though. :P whiskey? *snicker*

January 19, 2007 1:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Anthony said...

I just spoke with another grad student, who gave the beer bread a shot - but found it a bit sweet. My solution, which I tried a couple of weeks ago, is to substitute the 3 tbsp of granulated sugar with 1 tbsp of brown sugar, giving the bread a much less sweet taste, and makes it a bit nicer for sandwiches.

Cheers, and bon appetit!

February 28, 2007 3:06:00 PM PST  

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