Eat Your Beer

Today everybody is talking about Luck o’the Irish and baking soda bread. I couldn’t resist temptation to make my contribution by repeating another famous Irish recipe, beer bread. Enjoy, Beuatiful People!

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Beer is liquid bread. They discovered it in Ancient Mesopotamia, when someone was grinding barley (some sources claim it was wheat), and the rain started. That “someone” ran into the house, got busy with other household chores, and forgot about the unfinished job. A few days later, she happened to walk by that place (yes, it was a “she” – most sources agree on this), and a new enticing smell wafted from the forgotten clay bowl with almost-ground grain. An intrepid adventurer, she picked up a straw, stuck it into the bowl (good thing she did, since it was full of all kinds of debris), and sucked.

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Perhaps she was Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of beer, or maybe one of the lesser deities (they had a bunch in that region, you know), but the poem Hymn to Ninkasi contains not only the requisite praises, but also an actual beer recipe

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  1. A welcome reminder. Cheers

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    1. LOL Thank you, Derrick. 🍺

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  2. Beer bread is delicious, especially slathered with butter. 😋🍃🍞

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    1. Yay, and jam on top of butter!
      Thank you so much, dear Gail.

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      1. You nailed it, Dolly! 🍃🌷

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  3. Love this post! Who knew there were so many godly uses of beer!

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    1. Thank you, dear Dorothy! I am not a beer drinker, but marinating, cooking, and baking with beer produces delicious results.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend; I am so glad you like it!

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  4. Lulu: “Dada says and on St. Patrick’s Day, eat your GREEN beer!”

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    1. Your Dada is right, dear Lulu, but Mama couldn’t find it!
      The Cat Gang

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  5. What a fun and easy way to bake home made bread!

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    1. And have some beer left over to drink with it, too!
      Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Mimi!

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  6. ShiraDest says:

    Wow! I’m not sure enticing is the word I’d use for the smell of beer (I hate the smell of the stuff, personally), but the bread looks wonderful! It reminds me (visually) very much of corn bread.
    And:
    I love the little kitty-cats (?) picnic table!!
    🙂
    Cool!

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    1. I al so don’t drink beer, dear Shira, but the bread doesn’t smell like beer at all; it has a wonderful sweet and somewhat spicy aroma.
      The Bergman painted bronze miniatures are exquisite, and I am so lucky to have them in my collection. I am please you appreciate this one, dear Shira!
      Shabbat Shalom!
      Much love,
      D

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      1. ShiraDest says:

        Oh, ok! So the Bear Bread sounds like I should find a way to try it sometime!
        Or make some, maybe this fall!
        Shabbat Shalom,
        Much love to you, too,
        -Shira

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      2. Definitely not on Pesach, I should think.
        Big air hugs,
        D

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      3. ShiraDest says:

        Chas ve chalilah, of course not! But I can start planning, right?
        Hugs!

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      4. Of course! Have you noticed the embroidered phrase on our challah cover in the Popalik post? It’s a gift to us from the Biale Rebbe of Yerushalayim.
        Hugs right back to you, darling!

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      5. The Rebbe’s attention and caring blows my mind; he had it embroidered “to the Aizenman family” and shlepped it from Yerushalayim! Mind you, we are not big donors; we live very frugally, and sometimes literally hand to mouth.

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      6. ShiraDest says:

        Wow, what a wonderful story, thank you for sharing this with me, Dolly.

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      7. I thank YOU for appreciating the Rebbe’s kindness, dear Shira!
        Huge air hugs,
        D

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      8. ShiraDest says:

        Many safe air hugs to you, too, Dolly!

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  7. chattykerry says:

    I like beer and bread but now it has to be gluten free….

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    1. Dear Kerry, you can do the same with guten free flour. Beer makes it rise.
      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      1. chattykerry says:

        I always love a visit to your site! Happy Pesach, Dolly.

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      2. Thank you so much, darling!

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  8. Cheers, Dolly! 🙂 Definitely a great reminder, but honestly i am only drinking Guinness. :-)) Here they are only brewing their own beer, and you can look through it, like through a plate of glass. Lol Michael

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    1. Yes, I saw Bavarian beer in Munchen. I am not a beer drinker, but I think that an Irish recipe has to be made with Irish beer, and it came out delicious.

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      1. Oh its an Irish recipe! Yes, this only has to be made with Irish beer. Otherwise the Leprechaun will visit you. Lol

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      2. LOL You got it! 😻

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  9. abetterman21 says:

    Yummy! RE blogging this!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend!

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