Herbed Beer Bread Recipe

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Lori Dunn
Toasted and buttered Herbed Beer Bread will cure the anytime blues.

Rose Beck, Watertown, South Dakota, would like a beer bread recipe with cornmeal sprinkled on top before it is baked.

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This herbed beer bread recipe from the website Cooks.com fit the description. 

Herbed Beer Bread

From Cooks.com

1 tablespoon shortening
3 tablespoons cornmeal
3 cups self-rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1?2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs (or 1 teaspoon each of oregano, basil and thyme)
1 can (12 ounces) beer, room temperature
2 tablespoons soft butter 

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease loaf pan with shortening and sprinkle bottom and sides with cornmeal; set aside.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cheese and herbs; mix well to combine. Stir in beer, mixing until stiff batter forms.

Turn batter into pan. Bake for 65 minutes. Brush baked loaf with softened butter and sprinkle with additional cornmeal, if desired. Turn out and cool on rack.