Autumn Barm Bread

JoSele Swopes


This is a very special bread that i made for our Church Arts and Craft Fair this year 2012. I make this for us at home all the time. I use different berries, I like to use currants and Craisins. This time, I used Craisins infused in pomegranate juice with orange zest and Grand Marnier. With all of these flavors infused it was the perfect touch. Of course, we had to try some of it out before we took any over and OMG!! It was to DIE FOR! Thumbs up from mom.

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While this bread baked, the Test Kitchen was filled with the aroma of Autumn. The melted butter gives a nice crunchy crust to this bread. It's moist and a hint of orange flavor from the zest and Grand Mariner. I loved the pop of sweetness from the Craisins. You taste fall in every bite. It's delightful! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

16 (slices) 1 loaf
30 Min
45 Min


  • 3 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt pink
  • 1 bottle
    Blue Moon pumpkin beer (room temp)
  • 5 oz
    Craisins (pomegranate juice infused)
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 2 tsp
    Grand Marnier
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted (Irish organic)
  • ·
    Joy of Cooking spray

How to Make Autumn Barm Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Spray loaf pan with Joy of Cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Sprinkle in zest. Place Craisins in a small bowl, with a sprinkle of flour and mix through with fingers to separate. Then put into dry mixture and mix through. Make a well.
  3. Open beer and add all at once; it will foam up. Add Grand Mariner. Stir briskly just until combined, about 20 strokes. Batter should be slightly lumpy.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, and drizzle top with melted butter.
  5. Bake until the top is crusty and a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean, between 35-45 minutes. Let rest in the pan for 5 min then turn out onto rack. Serve warm, or at room temp. It is great toasted with butter or apple butter. It also Is great if you use the orange and make a nice glaze and pour over it.

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About Autumn Barm Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Food
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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