I didn’t. Until I married into a Polish family.
Granted, we’re not the most stellar on the polka floor, but we can at least hold the beat… most of the time.
What does polka have to do with today’s #SundaySupper?
Very good question.
For today, we’ve been challenged to come up with dishes inspired by music. And the song that inspired us this week was the German polka “In Heaven There Is No Beer.”
Sure, might be a bit irreverent. But it does have a really good polka beat. And, how can a song like this not make you smile?
If you’ve never heard it, these guys do a pretty good rendition. (No, we’re not associated with them in any way. Although, it would be really cool to know a polka band.)
For the bread, we went with some classic German flavors: mustard and dill. And, even though we cringed as we used a Missouri-brewed ale in a German inspired bread (since we were running low on German Weiss), the hopsy flavors and brightness of the beer evoke the feel of a German white in this flavorful bread that would make a pretty killer ham sandwich.
- 2 c white flour
- 1 c wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped (or 2 tsp dried)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp mustard (your favorite version)
- 12 oz Ale-style beer
- Preheat oven to 375?F.
- In a large bowl mix flours, baking powder, dill, sugar, and salt.
- Add mustard and beer and mix until just combined.
- Pour batter immediately into a greased 8” loaf pan.
- Bake 45 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pan for 10 min before removing bread from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
Be sure to check out all the other recipes we’re jammin’ to this weekend! And thanks to Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen for hosting this week’s event.
Prelude (Beverages):Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40 Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
Overture (Appetizers):Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka
Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet
Finale (Desserts):Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2 Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter today! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our#SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here →Sunday Supper Movement.