Late Night with VTB

In food on March 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm
Enjoyed waking up to this...

Enjoyed waking up to this...

Late last night when sleep wouldn’t come, we decided to make fresh bread for the morning.

Searching desperately through the pantry–flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt were found, but of course, no yeast.

Brainstorming for a solution, our minds went to the lonely leftover libation of St. Patrick’s Day.

By adding one twelve-ounce beer to our pantry finds, the yeast in the beer replaced our missing ingredient.

As the clock struck midnight, we pulled the soft loaf from the oven, jumped in bed and fell fast asleep knowing breakfast was done.

Until next time,



P.S. As we lathered our bread with butter and jam this morning, we all agreed late-night baking proved to be a success!

  1. (Disclaimer-I know NOTHING about cooking) Did you guys really think/know that the yeast in the beer would make it work or was it truly just an experiment that you hoped worked out?

    • A little bit of both! We did some research–it was late at night and we tried to work with what we had. We had heard of beer bread before, and we knew beer had a deep yeasty flavor: why not give it a shot? As we experiment in the kitchen more and more, it’s really about trial and error…so for those of you who claim to know nothing about the kitchen, remember, even we cooks get stumped sometimes and must improvise! Throw your fears to the wind–trial and error is a great way to learn!

  2. Yum Yum Yum! Just tried it and it was great!

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