- Beer Style: Czech Lagers
- Brewery: Staropramen
Heart of Prague
While abroad in Prague, it would be silly of me not to partake in this city’s local wells. Staropramen holds a special place in my heart as I indulged in both light and dark lagers while shoveling down some pork knee and stinky cheeses. Located in Prague 5, this beer evolved with the city. While the country evolved from Czechoslovakia to communist regimes to finally becoming the Czech Republic in 1993, Staropramen has never stopped doing what it does best: making delicious lagers.
As with the Pilsner Urquell Peach Beer Bread, I have to preface by saying that this is also a maco brew and I know I should be focussing on craft beer, but again, there has to be something said about people who have been perfecting something for so long.
So lets get to making some Staropramen White Bread!
Once again, I must warn that my baking tools are not the greatest here so please take these measurements with a grain of salt.
The bread was strong in yeast. I created this using 3 teaspoons of yeast, but recommend only 1 teaspoon for you fine folks. No one likes beer that smells like alcohol. Or do they…
This bread will compliment stews or, in my case since I am in the Prague, good ole’ goulash. Anything savory really.
If you decide to make this recipe, let me know how it turns out.
Staropramen White Bread details
2 hours 50 minutes
Staropramen White Bread ingredients
- 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast
- ½ cup of Staropramen light lager
- ½ teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2½-3½ cups of all purpose flour
Staropramen White Bread directions
- Heat up lager where is it is warm to touch. If you can’t keep your hand in the water for five seconds, it is too hot. Add yeast and warm beer in a large bowl. Let yeast dissolve for five minutes.
- In a bowl, combine flour (leaving some for the kneading process), salt, sugar, and beer. Stir well until dough is formed.
- Use electronic mixer with a dough hook or kneed bread for 8-10 minutes. If dough is still sticky, add more flour too it. Oil another bowl and place in the dough. Cover with cloth and let rise until it doubles in size (about an hour).
- Sprinkle a little more flour on the dough, shape into a ball and place on a greased-up baking sheet. Let rise for an additional hour.
- Preheat oven to 425º F while letting bread rise. This will help the bread rise faster. Make small slices on top of the bread. Turn down oven to 375º F and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let loaf completely cook before slicing.