Oh yes I did. I paid homage to my favorite junk food, Doritos, by baking it in bread. But not just any bread. Beer and cheddar bread. If I added bacon on top, it might just have been the best food combination ever in the universe. (Next time.) This Doritos beer and cheddar bread is easy to make, crazy-delicious, a perfect crust on top, and soft inside.
For the beer, I used a “dry-hopped” petite saison beer, because that’s what my husband handed me. Choose any beer you like drinking, ale or lager. IPAs are a good choice.
This junk food version of beer and cheddar bread is so so very delicious. Serve with a pat of butter and a cup of coffee, or make it part of your dinner and serve with soups, chilis or stews.
how to make Doritos beer and cheddar bread
you will need:
- bag of Doritos (you’ll use about 3/4 of a 10-ounce bag)
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/4 cup freshly-shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 12-ounce beer
- 3 tablespoons butter
what to do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a bread pan.
In a food processor, process Doritos (two to three cups at a time) until you have 2 cups of crushed Doritos, plus an additional tablespoon.
In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of crushed Doritos, the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir in the beer. Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese. Mix well and pour into the bread pan, gently patting the top of the mixture so it’s even.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Stir in a tablespoon of crushed Doritos. Brush on top of the bread. Sprinkle an additional 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar on top.
Bake until cooked through, 40 to 45 minutes.