I wanted to make something nice for my father, since my parents are coming here for the day and all of my cooking is always directed towards my mother's tastes. I decided to make rustic beer bread, which is incredibly easy although it takes a lot of time to rise. I don't drink beer, and had one extra bottle of my father's still in the fridge from the last time he visited, so I decided to make it into this beer bread for him. I made it strictly of whole wheat, which apparently isn't the best for a fluffy bread. This is more like a crusty bread for use with soups or jam, not exactly a sandwich type. Next time I make it I'd probably do half white flour or bread flour and half whole wheat to make it a little less heavy. It's pretty darn healthy this way, though! I hope he likes it. Here's the recipe before I haplessly modified it into something way too heavy.
( THE RECIPE )