Beer and bread..... what an excellent combination! Beer bread is so good with all different kinds of dips!
Bread in a jar supplies
Quart type mason jars
from Walmart. It's the cheapest place I have found these kind of jars
Card stock paper for tags and instructions
Ribbon or raffia to tie tag to the jar
TIP If you use a lot of ribbon and want to keep it organized I HIGHLY recommend getting a ribbon organizer It will keep your ribbon neat and tangle free.
Bread Mix In A Jar Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
2/3 cup yellow corn meal
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2/3 cup parmesan cheese
4 teaspoon dried minced onion
(approximately 3 cups for a 32 ounce container)
Layer in Jar:
Parmesan, onion - combined
Flour combined with baking powder, baking soda, salt
Gift Tag Should read:
Beer and Bread Mix
Place contents of jar in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in 12 ounces of beer, just until combined. Pour into a greased 8x4x2" loaf pan and bake at 375°F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover with foil during last 10 minutes to prevent over browning. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely or serve warm. Great with dip!
As long as we are talking about beer recipes, Beer Cheese Dip goes so well with beer bread. You can either make the dip and take it to a party along with the Bread In A Jar Gift, or you can simply write out a recipe card with the
Cheesy Beer Dip Recipe tied to the jar.
Fun ways to decorate your jar
Paint a Design on your Jar before filling it.
Attach a Tag using ribbons or Raffia
Wrap the entire Jar with Colored Cellophane or Fabric
Place bread jar in a gift basket with beer mugs and a few bottles of beer. Sometimes it'd fun to get micro brews or combine various types of beer in one package.
Attach a bottle opener to the jar with ribbon
photos to your jar, or beer bottle labels.
Sometimes you don't have time to make the bread from a recipe and it's just easier to use or give a Beer Bread Mix from a box. I know... I know... but sometimes homemade just isn't an option!