Yesterday was Fat Tuesday! So we had gumbo and other Mardi Gras inspired foods with our friends. I was in charge of bread for the evening so I decided to make a loaf of beer bread which is the bread I bake most often because it’s just so simple. My favorite way to make it is with Strawberry Abita, which you can read all about here. But I decided to make a second batch of beer bread for last night and decided to make them in muffin form… and add chocolate chips. I mean, why not go all out on Fat Tuesday? 😉
Chocolate Chip Beer Bread Muffins
3 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
12 oz beer
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 12 count muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Whisk together flour and sugar. Then add beer and stir with spoon until combined.
3. Add a small amount of melted butter to bottom of each muffin cup. Pour batter into muffin cups. Pour remaining melted butter over each one.
4. Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Like Beer Bread, these are incredibly simple to make and yet taste so delicious! All that buttery goodness!
And now today Lent begins. I don’t talk much about fasting on this blog, but I did write a little about it two years ago and I loved re-reading that post today. If you are interesting in fasting or want to know more, that post is a great place to start. 🙂
Blessings on this Ash Wednesday. Easter is coming, my friends. 🙂