Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for Dos Equis XX Bread and Onion Rings

I'm not going to lie. X was a challenge. Seriously, unless you speak Chinese, there are just not many foods that begin with X. I was strolling through the grocery store, looking for anything that would fill the bill, when I happened to walk near the beer coolers. And what did I see? Not one X, but two! Dos Equis XX. I felt like a chef on Chopped! How can I use this ingredient? Then I remembered beer makes a great batter, so I decided to offer you two recipes for the two X's, first a beer bread and then some crunchy beer battered onion rings. Try one or both!

  XX Beer Bread

3 cups self rising flour (sifted)
1/2 cup sugar
12 oz. beer (XX or beer of your choice)
1/4 cup butter (melted)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a loaf pan. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and beer. Pour into loaf pan.

Pour melted butter over batter and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.  

Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before serving. 

XX Battered Onion Rings

2 large onions, sliced into rings
1 cup all purpose flour + a little extra
1 cup beer 

Toss sliced onions in a small amount of flour and set aside.
Combine 1 cup beer and 1 cup flour in a separate bowl, cover and let rest for 1 hour.
Dip onion rings in batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

So, there you have it...two X-tra easy recipes! Enjoy!

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  1. OMG - those onion rings look positively dangerous! So what is "self-rising flour?" Does it have baking powder in it or yeast? I'm not supposed to eat baker's yeast, but I can't imagine flour with yeast in it. Anyhow, I may have to do some research because it would be really nice to find some sort of bread I could actually have besides sourdough, and if there's beer in it, all the better! :-)

  2. Self rising flour has baking powder and salt, no yeast. We love sourdough, too!

  3. Hey! Thanks for the recipes! I emailed your blog post to myself so that I can make the onion rings recipe.

    Precious Monsters

  4. Beer battered fish is the bomb! Especially catfish.yum-O
    A to Z blogger