So, maybe this isn't all that kid friendly.
But it sure is yummy!
The recipe for the beer bread is simple. I highly recommend using a darker beer. You are going to get much more flavor than if you use a light beer. If a grilled cheese isn't tickling your fancy, try spreading some honey butter over it.
Let's Get Started:
adapted recipe from allrecipes.com
1 (12 ounce) can or bottle dark beer (I used Sam Adams Octoberfest)
3 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients together...you may have to use your hands. The bread hook on the kitchen-aid works great too!
Pour into greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.
Let dough sit for about 30 minutes for best results. Dough will rise a little and the finished product is lighter. But you can bake right away if you'd like.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes. About half way through I like to brush the loaf with melted butter.
Allow bread to cool.
Several slices of your favorite cheese
I used fontina and shredded cheddar
2 slices of beer bread
Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over. Continue grilling until cheese is melted.
I added a few sauted onions to this one!