Unexpected oopsies

My friends S&L spent a week in their home state of Minnesota. L kindly brought me a gift of instant beer bread in a funny/ironic container…

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It’s got the flour and leavening you need for basic no-knead bread, amusingly sealed into a big beer bottle. Open it, pour it into a mixing bowl, stir it up with a bottle of beer, and you’ve got beer bread. Bake and eat. Cool.

But what happens if you seal up a bottle of very fine powder in a place that’s maybe a few hundred feet above sea level, then ship the bottle to some old guy in a tiny cabin in a desert 6000′ above sea level?

A very surprising explosion, is what happens. I neglected to take pictures of the incident, alas, because I was – well, quite surprised and discomfited. But I had flour on the counter. And the stove. And everything on the stove. And the wall behind the stove. And the counter. In the other direction there was me, and everything in the cabin behind me, and…

In actual volume it wasn’t that big a deal, and there was plenty left with which to make a loaf of bread.

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All in all, though, I don’t think this method will replace the old-fashioned way to make quick bread.

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One Response to Unexpected oopsies

  1. Judy says:

    I’ve tried a couple of beer bread recipes and I wasn’t all that impressed with them. I like an oatmeal Irish soda bread better. I prefer my soda breads done in a loaf pan as opposed to the tradition round loaf, too.

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