Beer bread. Need I say more? My first taste of beer bread took place at a Tastefully Simple party. We’ve all been to those Tastefully Simple parties, right? The moist, flavorful cubes of bread they ask you to dip in absolutely everything. Magically, that beer bread makes everything taste glorious and therefore, you empty your wallet right there at the party. I’m a sucker for their bread, but once you become addicted, it becomes expensive. So, what’s a girl to do, but try and make her own.
The type of beer or carbonated beverage you use is up to you. Feel free to experiment with different kinds until you find one that’s to your taste. If you want a stronger beer flavor, use a heavier beer. If you want something more subtle, choose a light beer or add Sprite to make the taste even more crisp.
Here’s what you’ll need:
12 oz. can of beer or soda
1/3 cup white sugar
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup melted butter (to brush on top of loaf while baking)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour the beer in and mix. The dough will seem sticky and that’s ok. Transfer the dough to the loaf pan and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
- Bake in the 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, brushing with melted butter halfway through the cooking time. Bake until the top is brown and crunchy and the center is soft.