Romance Cooks

Shiner Bock Beer Bread-Kelsey Browning

Cooking in Texas is as varied as the types of people in the state. In my Texas Nights series, you’ll find references to everything from tofu to squirrel stew to naughty cookies. Today, I’m offering up a super-easy beer bread recipe I think is best made with Shiner Bock beer (a favorite of Cameron Wright, the hero of Personal Assets) made in Shiner, Texas!

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· 1 – 12 ounce bottle of beer (as I said above, Shiner Bock is best, but you could substitute another amber-ish beer)

· 2 cups self-rising flour

· 3 Tablespoons sugar

Mix sugar and flour. Then pour in beer and mix lightly. It will foam up, so don’t be alarmed and try to slurp off the suds. You need ’em in the bread! Bake at 375F in a metal pan or 350F in a glass pan for about 30 to 45 minutes. Mine usually takes the 45 minutes because I have a glass loaf pan. Remove from oven, drizzle with butter and beat back your family so you can have the first slice. Or the whole darn loaf!

 Personal Assets final


Sex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could use a bit more practical experience. Finding the right man to bring out her inner bad girl is tough in a population-challenged Texas town. So when sinfully sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into Shelbyville, Allie wastes no time inviting him to join her in some hands-on research.

Cameron has come home to fulfill his dream of restoring classic cars. Back in high school, he knew the town princess, Allie Shelby, was way out of his league. Today he has even less in common with Allie, so he’s shocked as hell when she propositions him. Still, he’s only human, so he accepts her offer—and with each encounter, she shows him another, wilder side. Before long, he’s thinking about more than just sex.

But while her personal life heats up, Allie’s business is about to crash and burn. And she has to convince Cameron that she’s one princess who’s not looking for a prince to ride to her rescue.

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