Chic Nosh: Rustic Beer Bread

Rustic Beer Bread

Brewer’s Bread Recipe via the American Homebrewers Association

3 cups spent grain (wet, straight from the mash tun)
1.25 cups warm water
.25 cups sugar
4-5 cups all purpose flour
1 tspn. salt
1 egg beaten
.25 cups milk
1 packet dry active bakers yeast

Instructions:

  • Mix yeast water and sugar in a bowl to activate yeast. Allow 30 min for yeast to activate.
  • Add yeast starter, salt, egg, spent grain, and milk in a bowl and slowly add flour.
  • Knead dough until it is smooth and no longer sticky.
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl and cover it with a towel. Wait for dough to rise and double in size then punch down the dough.
  • Split your dough into the desired amount of loaves and place on a cookie sheet over a thin layer of cornmeal.
  • Allow loaves to rise again and then score the loaves with a knife.
  • Bake at 375ºF for 35 minutes or until the bread is desired color and a knife comes out clean after being inserted into the center.

Kellen made this bread on Sunday using the spent grain from his latest homebrew batch with supplies from The Homebrewer. I loved the idea of repurposing the grain to make this yummy and hearty bread.

What is your favorite bread recipe?

Stay Chic, Suzy

Chic DIY: Super Simple Mason Jar Makeup Brush Holder

It doesn’t get any easier than this. I picked up this bright blue mason jar from Walmart for a whopping 98 cents. Fill halfway with glass stones (I used a mixture of clear & silver from Pier One). Lastly, put your brushes in.

DONE!

Mason Jar

Mason Jar | 98 cents
Clear & Silver Stones | $5
Total Price Tag |$5.98

Stay Chic, Suzy

Mix It Up!

Mix It Up!
Fashion is all about having fun & taking risks. Challenge yourself, explore & color outside the lines. The outfit above is a fun way to experiment with mixing patterns.  Neutral shoes and accessories elevate the outfit without going overboard!
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
-Coco Chanel
What are your favorite patterns to mix?
Stay Chic, Suzy

Weekend Warrior

Saturday Style 1

Saturday Night Cali Style

Forever 21 Turquoise Necklace | $6 | New

Forever 21 Floral Dress | $8 | New

Papaya Denim Jacket | $15 | Last year

White Converse Chucks | Christmas Gift from Mom & Dad

 Kate Spade Cobble Hill Minka Bag in Gray | Christmas Gift from Hubby

Total Price Tag | $29

Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery 2

Had a wonderful time with our friends Addi & Reza who hosted a gourmet cupcake party on Saturday night! We sampled cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in NYC (you can order online), Sprinkles Cupcakes (they have vegan and gluten-free options) and some yummy treats from Gold Bely (gourmet treats from around the world) The verdict, I loved the moistness of the cupcake from Magnolia, but the frosting from Sprinkles takes the prize. Kudos to hostess with the mostess Addi who came up with this creative, party idea!

Sunday Style 1

Easy Breezy Sunday

Out and about in North Park at our favorite grocery store Sprouts!

Closet Love Potion Sweater | $10

Thrifted Black Yoga Pants from Thrift Trader | $4

Reebok Sneakers |$45 | Last year (so comfy, definitely worth investment)

 Tortoise Shell Glasses | Kate Spade | last year

Total Price Tag | $59

What are your fave weekend style musts?

Stay Chic, Suzy