Beer Bread

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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:

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
And this is what it will look like when it’s done. Do I hear angels singing?
I love to take this bread to parties along with a cold or warm dip. It’s the perfect appetizer for a football party cut into small cubes. It’s also a perfect side for a piping hot bowl of soup. However you choose to enjoy it, just enjoy it. What a treat!

Comments

  1. I love beer bread, and your recipe looks great! I have to try this sometime soon.

  2. I used to make beer bread all the time! I’d completely forgotten about it until I saw your post. Thanks for sharing; I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  3. This bread looks so perfect, and I love how simple it is to make. Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Night Fever!

  4. Hi Andi, The bread is so simple to make – I hope you try out the recipe! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!

  5. This looks awesome, Sara! Pinning to try soon 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!!

  6. Hi Cathy, Thanks so much for stopping by. I recently stumbled across Lemon Tree Dwelling and became an immediate fan. Love Saturday Night Fever, too. Have a great Saturday and see you at the link party!

  7. If the beer is slightly flat, will it not turn out properly? I have a mini keg of Bell’s Best Brown ale that is no longer at its prime, so I thought I might be able to cook with it. Also, would wheat flour work okay? This recipe look nice and simple. I can’t wait to try it.Thanks in advance!

  8. Hi Tara, wheat flour should work fine! You could try the brown ale. There should still be a bit of carbonation there. Good luck with it and hope it turns out for you! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I made it once with a can of coke and some chocolate chips…gah! I had to quit that really quick! Super yummy!! Can’t wait to try your version!

    • Shay, I’ve never used coke before, but am definitely willing to give it a try. Sounds like a yummy, chocolate version you’d just eat on it’s own. No dip required!

  10. Your bread looks amazing! Hard to print though. Print button?

    • Rachel, I’m so sorry – I don’t think that particular post has a real great way to print the recipe out. I switched over to a new blogging platform several months ago and now have the functionality but unfortunately some of my older posts are still just text recipes. Sorry about that but hope you DO try the recipe. Maybe copy it and paste it into an email or Word doc?

  11. Just wanted to let you know I discovered your recipe on Pinterest and made two loaves this weekend. It’s perfect! I used Blue Moon’s Pumpkin Ale as the beer. One loaf I added 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, and 1 tsp dried parsley. The second loaf I added 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp cinnamon. SO GOOD and so easy.

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