Celebrate fall with this Pumpkin Ale Hatch Green Chile Bread recipe made with a secret ingredient of Pumpkin Ale for a delicious taste and smells amazing!
I’m about to let you in on one of my secrets for making great tasting bread with subtle spiced accents of pumpkin pie. It all starts when mixing the ingredients together. I use this trick when I make my special pumpkin and hatch green chile bread. As you might have already guessed the “secret” ingredient is pumpkin ale. Beer in general can be a useful enhancer in baking and in making various sauces. I like to bake with it when I make this bread because the pumpkin ale gives a little extra flavor power to the pumpkin puree and the other spices.
Hatch Green Chiles and Pumpkin
Hatch chiles come from Hatch, New Mexico and they are very similar in appearance to Anaheim peppers which are long and green. Although they look a lot alike, hatch chiles are much hotter Anaheim peppers max out at around 2,500 SHU but Hatches get to 70,000. If you don’t care for heat, you may want to substitute a less intense, but stick with it because it plays with the pumpkin so well.
Hatch Green Chiles have an earthy flavor to them that makes a nice pairing with pumpkin and roasted hatch chiles take on a buttery taste as well. The balance of flavors in this bread will have you reaching for slice after slice.
Using Ale to Make Bread
Contrary to popular belief it’s not the yeast in the beer that makes it a helpful component in bread making. Brewers yeast is actually different from bread yeast and it serves a different purpose. Therefore bread made with the correct yeast will be fluffier and airier. However, You can purposefully use beer yeast to produce a denser bread, which is one of the great attributes of this recipe. In addition, adding ale to your bread imparts certain flavors. That’s why pumpkin ale makes a nice component to this hatch green chile bread recipe.
Hatch Green Chile Bread Ingredients
3 ½ C flour
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ C brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp kosher salt
¾ C pure pumpkin puree
½ C Chopped hatch green chile
1 ½ C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 12oz bottle of pumpkin ale
How to Make Hatch Green Chile Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam baking spray.
Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
Using another large bowl, beat the pumpkin puree, pumpkin ale and brown sugar until combined. Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients. Fold in the hatch green chile, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
Scoop the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the ½ C of cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool and enjoy!
Pumpkin Ale Hatch Green Chile Bread
- 3 ½ C flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ¼ C brown sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ¾ C pure pumpkin puree
- ½ C Chopped hatch green chile
- 1 ½ C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 12 oz bottle of pumpkin ale
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam baking spray.
- Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
- Using another large bowl, beat the pumpkin puree, pumpkin ale and brown sugar until combined. Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients. Fold in the hatch green chile, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
- Scoop the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the ½ C of cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
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