Twisted Together: A favor of love

February 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

Mr Pretzel and I had a lot of fun infusing fun little beer and brewery themes into our wedding.  For us, our favors were the icing on the cake.   Yesterday I shared with you a peek into how we bottled the beer bread mix but I wanted to give you some more details.

Yum!

Materials List:

  • 22 oz beer bottles (a case of 12 for $14.50)
  • Plain bottle caps (1 lb for 5.25- we had way more than we needed)
  • Beer capper (Free- we borrowed ours from Groomsman V- but they run about $15)
  • Printable Beer Bottle Labels in brown Kraft paper (100 labels for $17.49)
  • Silicone funnel (we bought this type for $10 each)

We used our “beer logo” that I designed way back when

After our mock up, we decided that a recipe with fewer ingredients was the way to go.

  • 3 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder

The labels were made from beer boxes. Each one was different and unique- not to mention colorful.

We mixed a batch at a time, using a large mixing bowl.  In assembly line style one person would fill the bowl with ingredients, then pass it to a filler who would fill the bottle using the funnel.  The dry ingredients don’t flow easily through the funnel and we resorted to massaging the soft funnel- in the style of milking a cow- funny yet effective.  In order to fit all of the mix in the bottle we had to knock it down by tapping on the side of bottle or banging it on the table.  It was a lot of work, but the end result was a fun favor that our guests could bake at home just by adding 1 bottle of beer to the mix.

Pretzel’s Beer Bread Recipe

  • 1 bottle of beer bread mix
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup finely grated sharp cheddar
  • 12 ounces room temperature beer

Heat oven to 375° . Combine mix, dill, and cheese in a bowl. Mix in beer slowly until combined. Batter will be thick. Spread in a loaf pan and bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Thanks to a wonderful idea by our coordinator at City Catering Company, we had a kick a$$ way to display our favors.

Previous 2 Photos by Amore Studios

It took a few minutes for some of our guests to understand that we hadn’t brewed beer for them, but they loved the favors all the same.

What detail of your wedding became a labor of love?

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