Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vegetarian Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread

This was a recipe that I more or less just came up with for a Super Bowl party last year and decided to do it again tonight for an IPA tasting at Scott's friend's house. I actually didn't get to taste any before he left (I stayed home to work?!), so I'll have to hope for leftovers as it smelled and looked pretty tasty!


3 cups all purpose flour (+2Tbsp for alt)
2 tsp baking powder (-1/4tsp for alt)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp vegetable oil
12-oz beer (we used Upslope IPA)

1/2 cup diced onion
1 package soyrizo vegetarian sausage (available at Whole Foods in the refrigerated section)
2/3 cup shredded cheese, divided (we used sharp cheddar)

1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 8x8 inch pan.
Heat onion and soyrizo over medium heat on stove, until onions are slightly browned. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Make a well in the center and add in vegetable oil and beer. Mix.
Stir just until no streaks of flour remain, then quickly mix in 1/3 cup of cheese and the onion and sausage mixture; pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 25-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed.
While still hot, pour melted butter over top, sprinkle with remaining cheese (and a bit of garlic salt if desired).
Bread should be light or medium gold.

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